What is Sound? Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8
To learn how scientists can measure your hearing click here

The Ear. 
Sound waves pass down the ear canal and cause the ear drum to vibrate. 
This vibration passes through the ear bones which include the hammer, anvil and stirrup. 
These vibrations travel through a liquid filled curled up tube called the cochlea. 
Tiny hairs in the cochlea detect the vibrations and send electrical signals down the auditory nerve to the brain.

Page 5Page 5



University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester M5 4WT, UK. Telephone: +44 (0)161 295 5000 | Fax: +44 (0) 161 295 5999
Contact D.Dewhurst@salford.ac.uk | accessibility statement | privacy statement
Page 7 Page 7      
Goto Teacher Area