The tensor tympani muscle is one of two small muscles located in the middle ear. Its purpose is to dampen loud sounds that might otherwise cause damage to the ear.
What is the innervation of the tensor tympani muscle?
- A) Maxillary division of the Trigeminal nerve (CN V-2)
- B) Facial nerve (CN VII)
- C) Vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII)
- D) Glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX)
- E) Mandibular division of the Trigeminal nerve (CN V-3)