From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Hearing (or audition) is one of the traditional five senses, and refers to the ability to detect sound. In humans and other vertebrates, hearing is performed primarily by the auditory system: sound is detected by the ear and transduced into nerve impulses that are perceived by the brain.
Like touch, audition requires sensitivity to the movement of molecules in the world outside the organism. Both hearing and touch are types of mechanosensation.
- Auditory illusion
- Auditory brainstem response (ABR) test
- Auditory processing disorder
- Auditory scene analysis
- Auditory system
- Bone conduction
- Hearing impairment
- Hearing range
- Neuronal encoding of sound