Problem: The part of the ear where sound wave compressions and rarefactions cause the eardrum to vibrate is the A. outer ear. B. auditory nerve. C. inner ear. D. middle ear.

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The sound enters the ear via the outer ear. It then travels through the ear canal.

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The part of the ear where sound wave compressions and rarefactions cause the eardrum to vibrate is the 

A. outer ear. 

B. auditory nerve. 

C. inner ear. 

D. middle ear.

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