Pharyngotympanic (auditory) tube
Trace the pathway through which vibrations are transmitted to stimulate the hair cells in the spiral organ.
Describe how sounds of different frequency (pitch) are differentiated in the cochlea.
Explain the role of the endolymph of the semicircular canals in activating the receptors during angular motion.
Explain the role of the otoliths in perception of static equilibrium (head position).
The Rinne test evaluates an individual's ability to hear sounds conducted by air or bone. Which is more indicative of normal hearing?
The Barany test investigated the effect that rotatory acceleration had on the semicircular canals. Explain why the subject still had the sensation of rotation immediately after being stopped.
What is the usual reason for conduction the Romberg test?
Wast he degree of sway greater with the eyes open or closed? why?
Normal balance, or equilibrium, depends on input from a number of sensory receptors. Name them.