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How Hearing Works

How Hearing Works

The human ear is a masterpiece of engineering. Intricate and minute structures inside the ear work together to transform incoming soundwaves into electrical signals that are received by nerve fibres, transmitted to the auditory centre of the brain, and interpreted by us, all within a matter of milliseconds! 

Here’s a selection of online diagrams, descriptions, animations, and podcasts to help you make sense of it all!

Diagrams & Descriptions

> Australian Hearing explains the structures of the ear and how they work together
> HEARnet helps make sense of hearing
> Get the lowdown on hearing from Soundcheck Australia


> Check out this animation from Med-el
> Here’s another one from Sertoma


> Queensland Health explains what makes the ear so amazing