the branch of phonetics dealing with the physiological processes involved in the reception of speech.
(functioning as sing) the branch of phonetics concerned with the perception of speech sounds by humans Compare acoustic phonetics, articulatory phonetics
- Auditory pit
auditory pit auditory pit n. One of a pair of depressions, one on either side of the head of an embryo, marking the location of the future auditory vesicles.
- Auditory receptor cell
auditory receptor cell auditory receptor cell n. A columnar cell in the epithelium of the organ of Corti having hairs. Also called Corti’s cell.
- Auditory reflex
auditory reflex auditory reflex n. A reflex in response to a sound.
- Auditory tube
auditory tube auditory tube n. See eustachian tube.