How We Perceive Sound: The Ear

The study of the structure of the ear and the way sound is received, transmitted, and understood by the brain.

Table of Contents

Map of the Ear
The Outer Ear
The Middle Ear
The Inner Ear
Auditory Scene Analysis

In this section we will be taking you on a fascinating, interactive journey through the human ear. We will explore the structure and the ways in which the outer, middle, and inner ears help us collect sound. At the end, we will discover how the brain interprets this sound, and you will have a chance to experience this interactively yourself. So click the forward arrow to begin your journey . . .