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Sound wave

Vibrations that stimulate auditory receptors.

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Amplitude (loudness)

The height of the wave, the pressure exerted by each air particles.

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Frequency (pitch)

The length of the wave. For example the time between two points of maximum amplitude.

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Place theory

Hair cells respond to different frequencies of sound based on their location in the cochlea.

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Frequency theory

Hair cells fire at different rates (frequencies) in the cochlea, allowing us to send pitch.