Questions regarding the structure, morphology, and function of the human ear.

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TV's so loud when I turn over

Scenario: I'm about to fall asleep with the T.V. on. Having completely forgotten that it was, no longer even hearing it, just before falling asleep I turn over with a 'fresh' ear and it's blaring. If ...
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Why are high pitched sounds sensed at the base of the cochlea, i.e. what causes the tonotopic organsiation

I'm trying to understand why high tones are registered in the way that they are. I had gathered that the width of the cochlea filtered out higher and higher frequencies as sound traveled up the ...
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Can temporomandibular joint disorder cause sensorineural hearing loss?

Is the pain when walking or running with such a disorder an indicator that hearing loss is occuring or going to occur? Ear pain is considered a symptom for this disorder. Can that be an indicator of ...
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Is there a joint on a brain connecting both inner speech and outer speech sensation?

I'm interested of the neurophysiology of the inner speech/inner voice aka. auditory thinking. This question is similar to: What are the common neural circuitries between visual sensation and the ...
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Why can we use hydrogen peroxide to clear insects from our ears?

From what I was taught in high school, hydrogen peroxide is corrosive. However, I just saw a news about someone with cockroaches in his ear, and people in the hospital used hydrogen peroxide to clear ...