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Chapter 11

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Matthias Niemeier

IntroductionThe sense of hearingAuditionhearing is a vivid part of our conscious livesSense of balance regulated by vestibular systembalance is something we experience all day but rarely think about Audition in humans has even evolved beyond the strictly utilitarianuseful functions of communication and survival musicians for example explore the sensations and emotions evoked by sound Within the inner ear neural responses are generated by auditory receptors from the mechanical energy in sound and by vestibular receptors from the tilts and rotations of the head At subsequent stages in the brain stem and thalamus signals from the receptors are integrated before they ultimately reach auditory and vestibular cortex Structure of the Auditory SystemThe visible portion of the ear consists primarily of cartilage covered by skin forming a sort of funnel calledthe pinna which helps collect sounds from a wide area The entrance to the internal ear is called the auditory canal and extends about 1 inch inside the skull before it ends at the tympanic membraneeardrumConnected to the medial surface of the tympanic membrane is a series of bones
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