Learn about The Ear - The Organ of Hearing in this educational video from dizzo95.
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Male Speaker: The ear is the organ of hearing. The pinna of the outer ear collect sound waves and channels them along the external auditory meatus to the ear drum. The ear drum vibrates and mechanical waves are transmitted by the auricles. Three small bones of the middle ear, the malleus, incus and stapes to the cochlea of the inner ear. The cochlea, a coiled tube filled with fluid contains the organ of corti. Fluid waves created within the cochlea excite nerve cells and the organ of corti which send impulses along the auditory nerve to the brain. The semicircular canals, the saccule and the utricle are concerned with the balance and the posture of the body.