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The sounds we hear are the result of vibrations of air, fluid, and
solid materials in our environment. The vibrations produce sound waves, which
vibrate at a certain speed (frequency) and have a certain height (amplitude).
The vibration speed of a sound wave determines how high or low a sound is
(pitch). The height of the sound wave determines how loud the sound is
Hearing is the result of these sound waves traveling through the ear
and being converted into nerve impulses that are sent to the brain, which
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerCharles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology
Current as ofJuly 29, 2016
Current as of:
July 29, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Charles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology
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