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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s