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5 Matching Questions

  1. Timbre
  2. Cochlea
  3. Auditory nerve
  4. Basilar membrane
  5. Eardrum
  1. a A thin membrane that vibrates in response to sound waves, transmitting the waves to the middle and inner ears
  2. b The axon bundle that transmits neural impulses from the organ of Corti to the brain
  3. c The inner ear, the bony tube that contains the basilar membrane and the organ or Corti.
  4. d The quality or richness of a sound
  5. e A membrane that lies coiled within the cochlea

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The theory that the pitch of a sound is reflected in the frequency of the neural impulses that are generated in response to sound.
  2. number of cycles per second
  3. The theory that the pitch of a sound is determined by the section of the basilar membrane that vibrates in response to the sound
  4. A unit expressing the loudness of a sound
  5. In harmony

5 True/False Questions

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


  2. Conductive deafnessThe forms of deafness in which there is loss of conduction of sound through the middle ear


  3. DissonantIncompatible, not harmonious, discordant


  4. HertzDetermined by its frequency


  5. Oval windowA membrane that transmits vibrations from the stirrup of the middle ear to the cochlea within the inner ear


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