Review your hearing knowledge
The structures that we most commonly associate with hearing are those on the side of and within our head. These structures function to convert sound waves into biological signals that are then relayed to the brain which interprets these signals, based on our knowledge of the language and the world, to allow us to understand the sounds which resulted in those signals.
So these peripheral structures are absolutely vital – without them, the sound waves would not be converted to biological signals to be relayed to the brain. That's why damage to the peripheral auditory structures results in hearing difficulties and, at its worst, in deafness.
In this puzzle you will be asked to review these peripheral structures of hearing.
Puzzle: Hearing anatomy
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Drag and drop the labels on the right to their corresponding locations on the diagram.