The Mechanics of Hearing

We’ll cover the auditory senses in 3 chapters. This first one addresses the physics of sound as well as the anatomy, mechanics, and neural systems in the inner ear. It will include the perceptual and physical characteristics of sound including loudness and amplitude, pitch and frequency, timbre and quality, what are the three parts of ear and their specific functions, and how sound transduction happens in the inner ear.


This chapter was created by Elhan Ahmed, Margaret Kaufman, Cassie Kiehl, Izzy Kosobud, Collin Martin, Nicole McCue, Robert Moss, Mona Osman, Minh Phan,  Han Phung.


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