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What Is the Cochlea? - Definition, Function & Location

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What is another term for the eardrum?

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1. Sound waves travel _ a disturbance in air.

2. What three chambers, or scalae, make up the interior of the cochlea?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The cochlea is the very inner part of the inner ear, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of its location, structure and function. You'll review things like what the microscopic parts of the cochlea are called and how they interact with sound waves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Anatomical parts of the middle and inner ear
  • How sound waves travel
  • Location and function of hair receptors

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the cochlea
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of sound waves
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key phrases, such as hair receptors and tympanic membrane
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the structure of the middle and inner ear

Additional Learning

To learn more about the cochlea, review the accompanying lesson on the Function of the Cochlea and Its Location. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how sound is made and perceived
  • Name the three parts of the human ear and their main function
  • Describe how sound interacts with the tympanic membrane and the Organ of Corti
  • Explain the structure and function of the cochlea and its parts
  • Differentiate between volume and pitch in terms of definition and how they are perceived and interpreted by the human ear
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