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5 Matching questions

  1. Frequency
  2. Basilar membrane
  3. Hertz
  4. Decibel
  5. Eardrum
  1. a A unit expressing the loudness of a sound
  2. b number of cycles per second
  3. c A unit expressing the frequency of sound waves
  4. d A membrane that lies coiled within the cochlea
  5. e A thin membrane that vibrates in response to sound waves, transmitting the waves to the middle and inner ears

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A membrane that transmits vibrations from the stirrup of the middle ear to the cochlea within the inner ear
  2. In harmony
  3. The receptor for hearing that lies on the basilar membrane in the cochlea
  4. The quality or richness of a sound
  5. The theory that the pitch of a sound is reflected in the frequency of the neural impulses that are generated in response to sound.

5 True/False questions

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


  2. White noiseIncompatible, not harmonious, discordant


  3. LoudnessThe inner ear, the bony tube that contains the basilar membrane and the organ or Corti.


  4. OvertonesA unit expressing the frequency of sound waves


  5. Conductive deafnessThe forms of deafness that result from damage to hair cells or the auditory nerve