a disturbance that travels through a medium as a longitudinal wave
where a longitudinal wave presses the medium together
where a longitudinal wave spreads the medium apart
a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate back and forth along the path that the wave travels
transmits the waves inside the ear cavity
changes the sound waves into a form our brains can understand
the part of your ear that acts like a funnel
the channel through which sound waves travel
a small, tightly stretched, drum-like membrane that vibrates when sound waves enter the ear
a waxy substance that coats the inside of the ear canal
connects the middle ear to the back of the throat by a small tube
three smallest bones of the ear
the membrane that separates the middle ear from the inner ear
a cavity shaped like a snail-shell and filled with liquid
organ of Corti
houses more than 10,000 tiny nerve hairs
carries impulses from the inner ear to the brain
a sound is a description of how high or low the sound seems to a person
measure for frequency
sound waves with frequencies above normal hearing range (above 20,000 Hz)
sound waves with frequencies below normal hearing range (below 20 Hz)
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