organ of hearing

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Related to organ of hearing: organ of Corti, perilymph
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Noun1.organ of hearing - the part of the ear that is responsible for sensations of sound
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
ear - the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
organ of Corti - the hearing organ of the inner ear; contains receptors that respond to sound waves
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He addded that loss of hearing is more rapid in men: "As we age, the delicate structures within the organ of hearing decline.
The bony labyrinth of the inner ear is made up of the cochlea, the major organ of hearing, the vestibule and the three semicircular canals which sense head motion and provide input to synchronize movement with visual stimuli.
Murray Schafer's famous exploration of acoustic ecology The Tuning of the World (New York: Knopf, 1977) parades a varied list of admirers--architects and psychologists as well as composers and performing artists--for whom that fundamental mode of perception transmitted by the organ of hearing inspires a mixture of awe, respect, and curiosity; its genealogy, of course, leads from E.