Basilar Membrane: Lining & Function


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Which is the correct order that sound waves travel through the ear?

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1. Which of the following is home to the basilar membrane?

2. What makes up the organ of Corti?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Where is the basilar membrane located? In what way do sound waves travel through the ear? These are just two of the facts you will need to know when you measure your understanding of the basilar membrane using this quiz/worksheet tool.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will do well on this assessment if you are able to:

  • List the order in which sound waves travel through the ear
  • Name the home of the basilar membrane
  • Describe what makes up the organ of Corti
  • Discuss the order of movement that occurs during hearing
  • Detail the result of a loud, low-pitch sound

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as where the basilar membrane is located
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the organ of Corti
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the order of sound waves that travel through the ear and movement that occurs during hearing

Additional Learning

If you are seeking to learn more, listen to the lesson called Basilar Membrane: Lining & Function. Details addressed in this lesson include:

  • What the basilar membrane is
  • Which structures are found in the middle ear
  • What structure separates the middle and inner ear
  • What is attached to the surface of the basilar membrane
  • How the structure of the basilar membrane differs along its length