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Knowledge check

Lets see how well you have understood the basics of how we hear. Please complete the questions below;



Question 1

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

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

What is the name of the chart used to show a person's hearing test results?

Question 4

What are the hair cells in the cochlea responsible for?