Inner Ear

How Do We Hear?

  • sound wave vibrations are collected by the outer ear and travel down the ear canal to the eardrum
  • the vibrations travel from the ear drum, through the hearing bones and are transmitted to the fluid in the inner ear
  • the hearing cells in the cochlea (hearing organ) move with the fluid
  • this movement changes the vibrations into electrical impulses that travel along the auditory nerve to the brain

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