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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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The middle ear functions in _______ .

  1. a. detecting shifts in body position
  2. b. transmitting sound waves
  3. c. sorting sound waves out by frequency

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Ear has three parts, namely the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear that function to transmit and transduce sound to the brain. The sound is produced when a vibrating object varies the pressure in the medium. It also has a function in maintaining the balance of the body.

Explanation

Reason for the correct statement:

The sound waves travel from the outer ear causing vibrations in the middle ear bones. The middle ear amplifies and transmits the vibrations to the inner ear through cochlea. Thus, the middle ear amplifies and transmits the sound waves to the inner ear.

Hence, option b. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statement:

Option a...

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