The Human Ear

The human ear, is an organ responsible for detecting and analyzing sound through a process called transduction, or the transportation of stimuli to the nervous system. It is also responsible for maintaining the body’s sense of equilibrium.

Please watch the short clip below, which explains the inner workings of the human ear.

Alternatively, you can watch this instead, if you find the above a little difficult to follow:


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