Understanding Sound Waves | MED-EL
Understanding Sound Waves | MED-EL

A sound wave is produced when force or pressure from a vibrating object sets the molecules of a particular medium,
such as air, into motion. Such pressure causes these molecules to move back and forth from their equilibrium position. The movement of molecules determines the frequency and amplitude of a sound. These properties lend a specific sound its unique pitch and loudness. Frequency is one of two key properties of sound. Frequency is determined by the rate of movement of molecules set into motion by a vibrating object. This movement is measured in cycles per second, commonly referred to as Hertz. Frequency is what gives sound a particular pitch. An individual with normal hearing can hear sounds in the range of 20 to 20,000 Hertz. The amplitude of a sound is determined by the maximum displacement of air molecules. This displacement leads to pressure fluctuations in air, which are expressed in units called decibel sound pressure level. The amplitude determines the loudness of a sound. An individual with normal hearing can hear sounds as low as 0 decibel sound pressure level and tolerate sounds as high as 120 decibel sound pressure level

13 thoughts on “Understanding Sound Waves | MED-EL”

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  2. Gede Mahandika says:

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  3. The Pub Grub Pig says:

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  4. riya mandothia says:

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  6. Michal Ď. says:

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  11. Kaitlin Gwanmesia says:

    God bless this man ya girls will not be failing science

  12. sweetness583 says:

    This is probably a stupid question but if the peaks in the wave determine how loud a sound is, why don't the troughs mean anything?

  13. Joel Jacob says:

    Helped me with my test bro

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