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A Brief Introduction to the Physiology of the Auditory Periphery

The auditory process consists of the following basic stages:

i. Outer/middle-ear low and high frequency attenuation;

ii. Basilar membrane filtering; and

iii. Mechanical to neural transduction.

These processes occur in the auditory periphery, which converts analogue sounds entering the system into digital signals which are then processed by the brain.

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