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Module 14- Hearing Audition- the sense or act of hearing Frequency- the number of complete wavelengths that pass a point in a give time (for example, per second) Pitch- a tone’s experienced highness or lowness; depends on frequency Middle ear- the chamber between the eardrum and cochlea, containing three tiny bones (hammer, anvil, and stirrup) that concentrate the vibrations of the eardrum on the cochlea’s oval window Inner ear- the innermost part of the ear, containing the cochlea, semicircular canals, and vestibular sacs Place theory- in hearing, the theory that links the pitch we hear with the place where the
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Unformatted text preview: cochlea’s 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 cochlea’s receptor cells or to the auditory nerves; also called nerve deafness...
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