How Age Affects Our Senses

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The vestibular organ is part of the _____.

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1. What are floaters?

2. What is the snail-shell shaped organ responsible for hearing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you quickly assess your knowledge of the ways in which the body's sensory receptors break down as we age. You will be quizzed on terms used to describe specific sensory organs and age-related conditions that impact the way our senses work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What the vestibular organ is part of
  • What floaters are
  • The name of the snail-shaped organ in the ear that breaks down when traumatized
  • What happens to the nose and tongue as we age and what people must do to compensate for it
  • What the brain does when there is no sensation

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding how each sense is impacted by aging
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of aging leading to diminished senses
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the structures of the middle and inner ear

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson called How Age Affects Our Senses will help you learn more about the material. It has these objectives:

  • Describe the eyes and how sensitive receptors in this organ break down with age
  • Discuss the anatomy of the inner and middle ear and how hearing is affected by age
  • Detail how taste and smell is impacted as we age by describing the degradation of receptors in the nose and on the tongue
  • Relate how skin loses its sensitivity and what leads to phantom sensations
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