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Efferent Reflex

Efferent Reflex

Description: The cochlea can be regulated by nerve fibers coming down from the brain and brainstem to the ear; this is called an “efferent reflex” and it turns down the cochlear response to incoming sound. In doing this, the efferent reflex protects the ear from overly loud sound; it also seems to help individuals listen to a target speaker or message when they are surrounded by competing noise.

2018-08-03T10:28:54+00:00
Keck Medicine of USC
Univeristy of Southern California
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.