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10 Cards in this Set

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pinna
part that extends from your head
auditory canal
contains eardrum, protects from dirt and sharp objects
eardrum
disc that bulges in and out in response to alternations in air pressure
ossicles
transfer vibrations from eardrum to inner ear
oval window
connected by the ossicles, communicates between middle and inner ear
round window
communicates between middle and inner ear
cochlea
coiled around like a snail shell in the inner ear
basilar membrane
determines what we hear
hair cells
disturbed by vibrations from the basilar membrane and initiate signals
cilia
receive signals from hair cells