The Amazing Human Ear

As I’ve learned more about my own hearing loss and how the cochlear implant works, I’ve come to appreciate how amazing our hearing sense is.  The design and ability of our ears is truly impressive.  Here’s a good YouTube video (1min 20sec) that shows the mechanics of human hearing.

poster depicting anatomy detail of human ear

Anatomy poster of human ear (seen in MEEI surgeon's office)


The following images are from a research paper I found online.  I liked them for their clarity and simplicity.

drawing of working parts of human ear

  drawing of hair and nerve cells in cochlea. top normal. bottom damaged


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