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Mechanics of Hearing & How the Brain Processes Sound

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Short sound waves are characterized by _____.

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1. How is a conversation that at 60 decibels different from an 80 decibel vacuum cleaner?

2. Which route shows how sound waves enter the ear and are processed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our ability to hear sound is a complex process. Check your knowledge of this process with the help of this combination quiz and worksheet. The quiz will ask you to identify the parts of the ear and characteristics of sound waves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on the following aspects of sound:

  • Comparison of the loudness of a conversation to a vacuum cleaner
  • Flaw in the frequency theory of hearing
  • The place theory of hearing

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow for the practice of the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how sound waves interact with the ear
  • Distinguishing differences - compare the noise level of a normal conversation with that of a vacuum cleaner
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the parts of the ear
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about theories of hearing

Additional Learning

Learn more about sound waves and hearing with the lesson, Mechanics of Hearing. Objectives that will be covered include:

  • Identify how sound is measured
  • Examine how sound travels through the different parts of the ear
  • Compare and contrast various sounds
  • Identify the parts of the ear
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