Can you explain the hearing mechanism ?

1 Answer
Feb 11, 2016

About hearing mechanism.


First of all, this mechanism, the mechanism of hearing is pretty simple to understand. This is how this mechanism works:
Sound waves enter the outer ear and travel through the external auditory canal until they reach the tympanic membrane, causing the membrane and the attached chain of auditory ossicles to vibrate.

The motion of the stapes against the oval window sets up waves in the fluids of the cochlea, causing the basilar membrane to vibrate. This stimulates the sensory cells of the organ of Corti, atop the basilar membrane, to send nerve impulses to the brain.


(thanks for your question!)