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Auditory System

 The Auditory Sense or Organ of Hearing The Ear is divided into 3parts: External or outer ear Auricle (pinna) Made of elastic cartilage. Covered by skin placed on the opposite side of the head. External auditory canal Also called the “ear canal” auditory meatus: either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membrane. Tympanic membrane The tympanic membrane is a vital feature of the human ear, and is more commonly known as the eardrum. The tympanic membrane's...

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Describe Your Auditory World

43-2310 Assignment: Describe Your Auditory World Sitting at the café on the corner of Adams and Michigan, listening to the sounds of a bye-gone era, as noises endeavored all around for your undivided attention. What was happening? A busy café with customers coming and going, people talking, bad coffee brewing and even worse espresso, and machines were working at periodic (criminally sonic) capacity. In the midst of all this extraneous noise, a background music system, (on this occasion music from...

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Auditory System

information about what we see, hear, smell, touch and taste. A sensory system is a part of the nervous system responsible for processing specific sensory information. The components of a sensory system include sensory receptors, neural pathways, and parts of the brain involved in sensory perception. To begin, energy from the environment stimulates the receptor cells in whichever sense organ is being used. If this information were auditory, the ear would convert sound waves in the air into electrical impulses...

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Auditory Stimuli and Dichotic Listening

Auditory Stimuli � PAGE �2� <Name> University of Phoenix Online PSY 300 - Auditory Stimuli <Instructor> <Date> � _Introduction_ There are many different people in this world. Each individual has a different method for processing auditory information. This paper will break down the processing methods of the team members of Learning Team D as a whole. A consensus was met among the team due to a lot of similarities amongst the members of the team. _Open Dialogue_ Paying attention to processing...

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Auditory System

AUDITORY SYSTEM NOTES Questions 1. What is sound? 1. What are the physical dimensions of sound 2. What are the perceptual dimensions of sound 3. What sounds can humans hear? 2. What is the anatomy of the ear? 3. What are the brain structures and pathways involved in the perception of hearing? 4. How do we localize sounds? Why do we hear? * Communication iHelen Keller felt that being deaf was worse than being blind, because blindness isolated her from...

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user. 3. What relevance does auditory deprivation have with regard to hearing aid fitting and use? Speech recognition scores and the duration of bilateral significant hearing loss and with the duration of auditory stimulation before bilateral significant hearing loss. No significant correlation with the duration of auditory deprivation or with the duration of prior auditory stimulation regards to hearing and fitting/use. 4. Outline the systems involved in helping us maintain our...

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Anatomy of Hearing Including Ear Structures and Brain Structures

and the inner ear (Henderson). Each section contains many distinct parts that assist in the task of detecting and interpreting sound which is otherwise known as hearing (Henderson). The outer ear is composed of the auricle (pinna) and the external auditory canal (ear canal) (Sisco). The outer ear functions to catch sound waves and funnels them through the ear canal to the middle ear (Inner body). A sound wave, also known as a pressure wave, is a "repeating pattern of high pressure and low pressure...

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PSY340 r4 Week Three Worksheet

in the part of the brain that deciphers the colors has bipolar cells. The bipolar cells are believed to be excited by one set of wave lengths and inhibited by the other set. (University of Phoenix,  2012). 4. Trace the process of interpreting auditory information from the stimulus to the interpretation. The first step would be the stimulation whether it be air noises, water noises, music or someone coughing. The sound then travel to the outer ear where it is the reflected into the...

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The Path of Light and Sound

parts: the auricle, the external auditory meatus, and the eardrum. The auricle, or pinna, is the visible external ear. The external auditory meatus is the opening at the entrance to the external auditory canal. The eardrum, or tympanic membrane, covers the auditory canal and separates the external ear from the middle ear. The middle ear is an air filled space in the temporal bone that consists of the oval window, the auditory tube and the auditory ossicles. The auditory ossicles are made up of the...

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Noise pollution

diverse sources and has diverse effects in our health. These effects can be auditory or non-auditory and, most of the time, they appear after several years of noise exposure. According to the text Noise pollution (2003), “The human ear is a very sensitive instrument. If the hearing mechanisms are damaged in any way either by excessive noise levels or by diseases which affect the brain, the auditory nerve or the auditory ossicles, then hearing will be impaired. Intense noise levels, for example, are...

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