Week Two Presbycusis Paper: How is sound transmitted from the environment outside the body to the inner ear
Presbycusis is a condition affecting the hearing of many adults. There are a variety of causes, including damage to structures of the middle and inner ear. The result is loss of hearing—not complete deafness, but difficulty in detecting certain sounds within the normal range of hearing. Use each numbered item as a required subheading in your paper. Students should preview the grading rubric before beginning the assignment.
explain how normal hearing occurs. Include in your discussion the following points:
How is sound transmitted from the environment outside the body to the inner ear? What structures are involved, and how do they transmit sound?
What happens in the inner ear (cochlea) when sound waves are converted to neural signals? How is sound frequency (pitch) processed?
Next, summarize the causes of presbycusis and explain how they will interfere with the normal processing of sound as outlined above.
Discuss one source of presbycusis involving a problem with the outer/middle ear.
Discuss one source of presbycusis involving a problem with the inner ear.
Finally, describe what it might be like to have presbycusis. Include the following points:
If you have normal hearing now, how would your ability to converse with others be affected?
What activities that you now enjoy would be limited by this condition?
How would such a condition affect your work life?
The paper should include:
Be a minimum of 3.5 and a maximum of 4.5 full pages, size 12 font Times New Roman, double spaced with 1 inch margins, NOT including the Title and References pages.
A title page
Include the sub headings of: “Introduction”, “How Normal Hearing Occurs”, “Causes of Presbycusis”, “Having Presbycusis”, and “Conclusions”.
Introductory paragraph ending in a clear thesis statement
Several well-developed (5-7 sentences) body paragraphs that explore the assignment questions in detail
A summary and conclusions paragraph
Three references, two of which cannot be from the class readings.
Be sure to submit your project in one Word document in APA 6th ed. format and attach it below.