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Physiology of Hearing - Part 12
The auditory system is responsible for converting sound waves in the environment into electrical signals that the brain can receive and utilize as useful information about the sound characteristics of the external environment. Test your basic knowledge of auditory physiology by taking this simple quiz.
(1)   The __________ of sound waves arriving at the eardrum (tympanic membrane) provides a measure of the intensity or loudness of the sound.
(2)   The __________ of sound waves arriving at the eardrum (tympanic membrane) provides a measure of the pitch of the sound.
(3)   When considering sound intensity levels, 0 decibel (dB) refers to:
(4)   Sounds detected by the human auditory system range in frequency from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz. In what frequency range, is the human ear most sensitive to sounds?
(5)   During normal conversation, the average male voice has a frequency (i.e., pitch) of about:
(6)   During normal conversation, the average female voice has a frequency (i.e., pitch) of about:
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2015