Stages of Listening: Definitions & Process

What does listening entail? There's more to it than meets the... ear. In this lesson, explore the five stages of listening and test your understanding, and listening, with a brief quiz. What Is Listening? Listen up! Hey, nice work; you can listen! A lot of people...

Anatomy of The Ear’s External Structures

What is the pinna? Is it the same thing as your earlobe? Does the eardrum have anything to do with the tympanic membrane? Find out as we explore all of this and other important structures involved in the sensation of hearing as sound enters your ear. Talking to Your...

Place Theory of Hearing: Definition & Explanation

The place theory of hearing states that different parts of the cochlea are activated by different frequencies. Learn more about the place theory of hearing and the structure of the ear. What Is the Place Theory of Hearing? The place theory of hearing is used to...

Frequency Theory of Hearing: Definition & Explanation

How is it that we can listen to music and hear each individual note? This has to do with the frequency theory of hearing and the structure of the ear. Learn more about the frequency theory and then take a short quiz. The Frequency Theory Martin is listening to his...

Mechanics of Hearing & How the Brain Processes Sound

How do our ears transform sound into signals that our brains can process? In this lesson, you'll cover properties of sound waves and how they interact with key parts of the ear. Introduction Did you know where the smallest bones in your body are? They're not in your...