The Senses: Hearing
Diagram the structures involved in hearing.  Divide your drawing into "inner ear," "middle ear," and "outer ear."  Label all structures.

 
 
 

Describe, step by step, the structures involved in transmitting sound from the auricle (outer ear) to the auditory nerve.
 
 
 

What are hair cells?  Where did they get this name?
 
 
 

How are hair cells stimulated?
 
 
 

What is "nerve damage"?  What is actually damaged?
 
 
 

How is the cochlea like a spiral piano?
 
 
 

What are the two main types of waves and what do they transmit? (This is a 6th grade physical science question, but I'll forgive you if you need to look it up after all this time).
 
 
 

Draw a simple wave.  What are the three main properties of the wave?
-pitch(frequency), amplitude(loudness), and tone color.
 
 
 


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