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Descriptions of Hearing

Hearing : sensation of sound.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Hearing

Hearing: Hearing is a complex sense that involves a number of structures and intricate processes that must work together in order to result in normal hearing. Hearing includes a system of converting sound waves into vibration, transmitting vibrations, and converting vibrations into nerve impulses that are transmitted through the nervous system to the brain. Hearing requires many features that work together with the nerves of the nervous system. These features are located within the three areas of the ear: the outer ear, middle ear, and the inner ear. Sound waves travel through the outer ear, into the middle ear where they cause vibration of the tympanic membrane. These vibrations are then transmitted through the auditory bones and into the cochlea of the inner ear. In the inner ear, sound vibrations are converted into electrical impulses and carried by the 8th cranial nerve to the brain. Conditions that can afflict hearing include ear infection, labyrinthitis, ruptured tympanic membrane, tinnitus, Meniere's disease, deafness, and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Hearing

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Hearing:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Hearing

The following conditions are related to the organ: Hearing:

Sub Parts: Hearing

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Hearing:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Hearing

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Hearing:

Condition count: 2 ; see list below.

Organ types: Senses (2)

Related organs: ear (37), balance (1)

Main condition: Hearing conditions

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Hearing: Related Topics

Diseases List for Hearing:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Hearing' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:



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