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Auditory acuity refers to the ability to recognize sounds of varying pitch and loudness.

Auditory canal refers to the canal through which air vibrations travel from the environment to the tympanic membrane.

Auditory Discrimination refers to the difficulty in perceiving differences between speech sounds and sequencing these sounds into meaningful words, which affects Reading and spoken language.

Auditory figure-ground refers to the ability to attend to one sound against a background of sound (e.g., hearing the teacher's voice against classroom noise).

Auditory hair cell refers to the sensory neuron of the auditory system; located on the basilar membrane.

Auditory hallucination refers to an Hallucination that involves sense of Hearing - Hearing sounds, often voices or even entire conversations.

Auditory Hallucination is also called

Auditory hallucinations means hearing voices that do not exist within the environmental context ; refers to the most common psychotic feature of schizophrenia, "voices” typically talk about, and to, the affected individual.
Auditory learning is one of the three (3) learning styles which refers to "learning through listening". Auditory learners learn best through verbal lectures, discussions, talking things through and listening to what others have to say. Auditory learners interpret the underlying meanings of speech through listening to tone of voice, pitch, speed and other nuances. Written information may have little meaning until it is heard. These learners often benefit from reading text aloud and using a tape recorder.