Structure of the ear [change]
Outer ear [change]
Middle ear [change]
Sound waves travelling through the ear canal will hit the tympanum, or eardrum. The malleus (hammer), incus (anvil) and stapes (stirrup). These bones convert the waves to high pressure vibrations. They are then converted to nerve impulses in the cochlea.
Inner ear [change]
The inner ear is made mostly of the cochlea.