Audition - Definition

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Audition refers to the group of processes tied to the capacity to perceive sounds. It encompasses the actions of all parts of the ear, including the external auditive canal, the eardrum, the malleus, the incus, the stapes, the Eustachian tube, the inner ear, the cochlea, and the auditive nerve. Audition is also made possible by the brain, which analyses sound waves captured by the auricle. A person's hearing can be measured by an audiometer, which allows the detection of any hearing loss.