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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

> Hearing Asutralia explains hearing loss and its symptoms
> HEARnet helps make sense of hearing


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


> Queensland Health explains what makes the ear so amazing