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the middle ear

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tympanic membrane, or ear drum

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Q: What part of the ear changes the sound waves that travel down your ear into vibrations?
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How does sound travel to your ear?

sound is actually vibrations. your eardrum is highly sensitive, like ripples on water, it picks up these vibrations

What part of the outer ear that gathers sound?

As part of the external ear, the auricle or pinna acts like a horn to capture sound waves. They are then diverted or collected into the auditory canal. At the end of the canal is the tympanic membrane (eardrum) which changes the sound into vibrations to be transmitted further into the ear.

What part of the ear receives vibrations directly from the eardrum?

Yes, the eardrum, or tympanic membrane, is where sound waves directly vibrate, transforming the energy of the sound waves into mechanical vibrations on the eardrum. These vibrations are then amplified by the three bones of the inner ear, the malleus (hammer), incus (anvil) and stapes (stirrup). Attached to the head of the stapes is the fluid filled cochlea which transforms the mechanical vibrations of the stapes into liquid, where the vibrations are then sensed by thousands of tiny cilia, or hair cells, which transduce the mechanical signal into a neurochemical one allowing the sound to be processed by the brain.

What part of the outer ear transmits sound by vibrating?

When a sound is made outside the outer ear, the sound waves, or vibrations, travel down the external auditory canal and strike the eardrum (tympanic membrane). The eardrum vibrates. The vibrations are then passed to 3 tiny bones in the middle ear called the ossicles. The ossicles amplify the sound.

What is the complete process of sound waves traveling through your ear?

The sound is concentrated by your outer ear to your external ear canal. It makes to vibrate your ear drum. Then the vibrations are amplified and transferred to the oval window. From there you have the vibrations transferred to round window. The fluid vibrates between the two windows. These vibrations are taken up by the hair cells from your inner ear and the message is sent to the brain for final analysis of the sound.

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Are sound waves a transverse wave?

No , sound waves are longitudinal waves ,their vibrations are along the direction of travel of wave.

How do vibrations produce sound waves?

sound waves dont produce vibrations, vibrations are sound waves.

How does sound travel through sound waves?

Sound waves are the sound. The waves cause vibrations in the objects that they collide with, and then the vibrated objects create more waves with their vibrations. An example of this would be listening to someone on the other side of a door.

How do sound waves travel trough matter?

Sound waves travel through the three states of matter (gas, liquid and solid) by vibrations.

What causes the sound waves that travel from an air hammer to your ears?


How does the sound of a banjo travel through the air?

As vibrations, pressure waves.

Why does sound travel in vibrations?

Because sounds are formed by vibrations, therefore there is no sound without vibrations. Furthermore, there is no vibrations without air. Consequently, sound needs air to vibrate forming waves of sound.

Describe how sound waves are travel?

Sound waves are caused by vibrations and travel as longitudinal waves which cause by the vibration of the molecules in air (the molecules dont actually move)

How does sound travel in the air for us to hear?

The sound waves travel by vibrations, which are then percieved by the canals deep in your ear

What causes sound waves to travel?

the vibration of the particles of medium of the sound waves causes the sound waves to travel

Why the sound waves could not pass through vacuum?

Sound waves need to cause vibrations in a medium in order to travel. Vibrations cannot be created in a vacuum, as there is no matter present.

What sound waves need in order to travel?

First of all, it needs a source. But mostly, it needs vibrations. Depending on how strong the vibrations are determine how long the sound wave will travel.