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How does normal hearing work?

The three parts of the ear anatomy are the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. The inner ear is also called the cochlea. (‘Cochlea’ means ‘snail’ in Latin; the cochlea gets its name from its distinctive coiled up shape.)

  • The outer ear consists of the pinna, ear canal and eardrum
  • The middle ear consists of the ossicles and ear drum
  • The inner ear consists of the cochlea, the auditory (hearing) nerve and the brain

Diagram of how the human ear works

How your Ears Hear Video


Digram of how the ear works
See below for a contribution from the British Tinnitus Association