Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Lets Discuss the Ear

Let's Discuss the Ear
What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘ ear’? Probably your mum cleaning earwax with a cotton bud. Maybe listening to a boring lecture. I will discuss about how the ear picks sound and responds to it.
As someone creates sound, the ear picks the sound waves which travels through the ear canal located in the outer ear. When the sound reaches the middle ear which houses the eardrum, the eardrum vibrates and modifies the sound. The sound waves depart the middle ear and enters the inner ear. The inner ear is closest to the brain and contains the vestibulocochlear nerve shaped like a snail’s shell. It is also referred to as the cochlea which transmits the sound to the cranium or more commonly known as the brain.
In conclusion, everyone somehow uses their ear to listen or accessorize. Isn't it amazing that the ear is really so fascinating from the ear canal to the brain. Thank you for taking your time to read about the ear, but before you stop, can you think of other ways of using your ears?

By Rishaad

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