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What is the main organ of hearing?

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July 02, 2014 1:23PM

The Cochlea is our organ of hearing, which is in close proximity

to the Semi-circular canals that control our sense of balance. The

Cochlea, Semi-circular canals and the Cochlear nerve comprise the

parts of the Inner Ear. Sound passes to the Inner Ear via the

vibrations of the Middle Ear bones, which are connected to the

Cochlea at one end. Thousands of tiny sensory hair cells within the

Cochlea convert the vibrations into an electro-chemical signal

that's carried by the auditory nerve to the brain, where sound is

processed and interpreted.


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