Environmental Noise

Perception of Sound - Human Ear

This is a cross-sectional view of our ear showing the major parts for hearing:

Image of cross sectional view of human ear

The ear comprises of three parts :

(a) the outer or external ear,

(b) the middle ear, and

(c) the inner ear.

Let us see how the different parts of the ear work together to enable hearing. Please click on the demo button to read the details. Then click on the stop button to stop the sound/demo.

The Outer Ear


The Middle Ear


The Inner Ear


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