Free course

Hearing

Free statement of participation on completion

Hearing is a familiar and important human sense that is a topic naturally of interest to those who are curious about human biology. This free course will enable you to relate what you read to your own sensory experiences and indeed many of the questions asked have exactly that function. This course will be best understood by those with some biological understanding.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • distinguish between the major anatomical components of the outer, middle and inner ear
  • describe the function of the outer, middle and inner ear
  • describe the structure of the cochlea
  • describe the structural arrangements of the organ of Corti and the function of the basilar membrane
  • decribe the main causes of hearing impairments and the methods used to rehabilitate hearing-impaired individuals.

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