The human ear is amazing! It is an organ which is so finely tuned and works really cleverly to allow us to enjoy sounds and conversations around us. Really, if you think about it…the ear connects us with people. If we can’t hear, we can’t find out about our partner’s day, hear the grandchildren excitedly sharing their school news or enjoy a TV program. Like any part of the body, we need to look after it and if something starts to go wrong, take action sooner rather than later.
But first, let’s go through how the ear actually works.
The ear is made up of 3 very important parts:
- The outer ear
- The middle ear
- The inner ear
Each part has a specific role in making the sound we hear meaningful. For example, picking up the pitch of the bird in the tree and transmitting it all the way to the brain where you can recognise it as ….a hummingbird.