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Flashcards in The ear Deck (22):
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frequency

pitch

2

cerebral cortex

interprets meaning of sounds

3

brainstem

identifies the location of the sound and identifies it

4

peripheral

vibrations in the inner ear send electrical impulses to CN VIII

5

mass loading

fluid build up in the ear

6

stiffness effect

otosclerosis (ossicles harden)

7

discontinuity

ossicular disruption. less common due to trauma

8

ototoxicity

gentamycin, ASA, lasiks

9

acoustic neuroma

benign tumor of the middle ear

10

muscular sclerosis

younger person

11

presbycusis

gradual degeneration of the ear due to aging

12

tophi

small white/yellow non tender nodules, chalky material of uric acid

13

sebaceous cyst

blocked sebaceous gland

14

tinnitus

ringing or noise, mineres disease, hearing loss

15

keloid

over growth of scar tissue

16

carcinoma

ulcerated, crusted nodule with induration

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atresia

absence or closure of ear canal

18

adult

pull pinna back and out

19

child

pull pinna down and out

20

whisper test

stand behind someone whisper and see if they can hear it, and what ear they hear it in

21

tuning fork

test AC/BC

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AC is always ____ than BC

greater than