Our ear is made up of three parts: outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. These parts all work together so we can hear and process sounds.

Outer Ear: Sound waves enter the ear canal, travel to the eardrum and cause it to vibrate.

Middle Ear: After the vibrations hit the eardrum, a chain reaction takes place. Your eardrum sends vibrations to the three small bones in your middle ear called the ossicles. The last bone sends these vibrations along a snail shaped structure called the cochlea.

Inner Ear: Inside the cochlea there are thousands of hair cells. When the cochlea vibrates, the hair cells move. The movement of the hair cells send messages to the brain by the auditory nerve. The brain interprets the sounds that we hear. Therefore, we hear with our BRAIN, the ears are just a way in.