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5 Matching questions

  1. Place theory
  2. Oval window
  3. Sensorineural deafness
  4. Amplitude
  5. Cochlea
  1. a The theory that the pitch of a sound is determined by the section of the basilar membrane that vibrates in response to the sound
  2. b The forms of deafness that result from damage to hair cells or the auditory nerve
  3. c A membrane that transmits vibrations from the stirrup of the middle ear to the cochlea within the inner ear
  4. d The inner ear, the bony tube that contains the basilar membrane and the organ or Corti.
  5. e Height

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Incompatible, not harmonious, discordant
  2. Have to do with hearing
  3. A unit expressing the loudness of a sound
  4. Tones of higher frequency than those played that result from vibrations throughout a musical instrument
  5. Discordant sounds of many frequencies, often producing a lulling effect.

5 True/False questions

  1. Basilar membraneA membrane that lies coiled within the cochlea


  2. Duplicity theoryA combination of the place and frequency theories of pitch discrimination


  3. Frequency theoryThe theory that the pitch of a sound is reflected in the frequency of the neural impulses that are generated in response to sound.


  4. HertzDetermined by its frequency


  5. TimbreThe quality or richness of a sound


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