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Unformatted text preview: cochleas membrane is stimulated Frequency theory- in hearing, the theory that the rate of nerve impulses traveling up the auditory nerve matches the frequency of a tone, thus enabling us to sense its pitch Conduction hearing loss- hearing loss caused by damage to the mechanical system that conducts sound waves to the cochlea Sensorineural hearing loss- hearing loss caused by damage to the cochleas receptor cells or to the auditory nerves; also called nerve deafness...
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- Spring '08