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    Sound waves striking the ear drumare conducted mechanically to, and amplified in,the middle ear, converted into nerve impulsesin the inner ear.Traveling along the auditory nerve,the impulses reach the brain, wherethey are perceived and interpretedas meaningful sound.

Hearing is the most primary sensory system to experience music. From an evolutionary point of view, hearing allows one to be aware of potential danger (e.g., thunderstorms, wild animals)—even if still far away—and to ...

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