Medicine/Medical. transmission of sound vibrations to the eardrum through the external auditory meatus (opposed to bone conduction).
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When, on the other hand, the vibrations are heard better by air-conduction, the lesion is in the sound-perceiving apparatus.
Medicine definitions for air conduction
The atmospheric transmission of sound to the inner ear through the external auditory canal and via structures of the middle ear.
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