Amplify sound waves more than thirty times o cochlea

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Amplify sound waves more than thirty times o Cochlea – coiled, snail shaped tube that contain basilar membrane (sheet of tissue) o Organ of Corti rests on the basilar membrane Has thousands of tiny hair cells that are actual sound receptors Sound waves cause waves in liquid, which bend hairs, causing release of neurotransmitters Sound localization – ability to notice location of sound due to timing difference in sound wave reception in ear Two types of hearing loss: o Conduction deafness – problems involving the mechanical system that transmits sound waves to the cochlea o Nerve deafness – caused by damaged receptors within the inner ear, or damage to the auditory nerve
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