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The Human Ear The human ear is divided into three structural parts the outer ear the middle ear and the inner ear Also each section has unique and interconnected functions The outer ear collects sound waves that are then transferred to the middle ear by vibrating against the ear drum tympanic membrane Sound waves are converted into a mechanical vibration by the bones in the middle ear In the inner specialized hair cells detect these mechanical vibrations then trigger a nerve impulse that is sent to the auditory hearing part of our brain The outer ear determines the origin of the sound Then it acts as a filter to clean out the background noises to focus on the main sound its looking for Lastly the outer ear acts as a funnel to increase sound pressure along the ear canal When the sound waves hit the ear drum it vibrates The middle ear works like a drumstick on a drum The vibrating ear drum of the outer ear is the drummers arm moving up and down Attached to this arm are the ossicles which like a drumstick pound on the oval window of the inner ear Sound vibrations enter the inner ear through the oval window Vibrations traveling through air in the middle ear must be transferred efficiently through the oval window into the liquid environment of the inner ear The ossicle bones pounding on the oval window complete this transformation Without this mechanical step the amplitude of the sound waves would be dissipated as they pass from air which is highly compressible to fluid which is not very compressible The mechanical actions of the malleus incus and stapes in the middle ear amplify the vibrations of the ear drum to efficiently translate them to the oval window of the inner ear The inner ear is very complicated with many parts to it To summarize what the inner ear does the specialized hair
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