As part of the mechanics of hearing, which statement is correct concerning the
movement of sound waves?
a. Sound waves are funneled to the external ear and then strike the tympanic
b. Sound waves strike the inner ear.
Sound moves in straight lines.
d. Sound waves entering the ear travel through the external ear canal, are
funneled to the middle ear, and strike the eardrum, or tympanic membrane.
Which small bones in the middle ear receive vibrations from the tympanic
membrane and transmit them to the inner ear?
a. Malleus, incus, stapes or the hammer, anvil, and stirrup.
b. Oval window.
a and b.
d. Organ of Corti and semicircular canals.
The vibrations are transmitted to the brain by the:
a. Sensory cells.
b. Eighth cranial nerve.
Organ of Corti.
d. Auditory canal.
The sense of hearing is based upon which property?