The University of Southampton

Knowledge check

We would now like to check you have understood the basics of how we hear. Please complete answer the questions.



Question 1

How does the information get from the inner ear to the brain?

Question 2


Hair cells at the base of the cochlea are responsible for high frequencies and hair cells at the apex are responsible for low frequencies?

Question 3

Which part of the anatomy of the ear is damaged in a sensorineural hearing loss?

Question 4

What are the hair cells in the cochlea responsible for?