Have to do with hearing
A unit expressing the frequency of sound waves
A unit expressing the loudness of a sound
Determined by its frequency
Determined by the height, or amplitude of sound waves
Incompatible, not harmonious, discordant
Tones of higher frequency than those played that result from vibrations throughout a musical instrument
The quality or richness of a sound
Discordant sounds of many frequencies, often producing a lulling effect.
number of cycles per second
A thin membrane that vibrates in response to sound waves, transmitting the waves to the middle and inner ears
A membrane that transmits vibrations from the stirrup of the middle ear to the cochlea within the inner ear
The inner ear, the bony tube that contains the basilar membrane and the organ or Corti.
A membrane that lies coiled within the cochlea
Organ of Corti
The receptor for hearing that lies on the basilar membrane in the cochlea
The axon bundle that transmits neural impulses from the organ of Corti to the brain
The theory that the pitch of a sound is determined by the section of the basilar membrane that vibrates in response to the sound
The theory that the pitch of a sound is reflected in the frequency of the neural impulses that are generated in response to sound.
A combination of the place and frequency theories of pitch discrimination
The forms of deafness in which there is loss of conduction of sound through the middle ear
The forms of deafness that result from damage to hair cells or the auditory nerve