Frequency Theory of Hearing: Definition & Explanation


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What is the frequency theory of hearing?

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1. What is place theory of hearing?

2. The frequency theory of hearing cannot account for tones that are higher than what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Checking out the likely reasons we can distinguish the notes of our favorite songs, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the frequency theory of hearing. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what the frequency theory of hearing is as well as knowing what the place theory of hearing is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to check your knowledge of the following:

  • Frequency theory of hearing
  • Place theory of hearing
  • Tones the frequency theory cannot explain
  • Characteristics of the volley principle
  • Features of the frequency theory of hearing

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as the frequency theory of hearing and the place theory of hearing
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the tones the frequency theory cannot explain and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of the volley principle

Additional Learning

To learn more about how waves can get translated into sound, review the corresponding lesson called Frequency Theory of Hearing: Definition & Explanation. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the frequency theory of hearing states
  • Appreciate how the ear distinguishes among pitches
  • Identify the structures of the ear and their functions
  • Describe the fundamental flaw in the theory
  • Know how the flaw can best be rectified by two other theories