Hi...as far as I am aware it is the ear drum that vibrates........... the sound having been collected by the visible part of the ear then directed through the ear canal to the ear drum thus causing the anvil, the hammer and the stirrup (the 3 bones in the ear) to vibrate......... hope this helps
I think, I'm not sure if it is the eardrum...
That's why I came on wikianswers to see the answer.
No. The vibrations start at the ear drum.
it is one of the three bones in your ear. they vibrate, enabling you to hear
The auricle or pinna of the outer ear acts like a horn to capture the sound waves which are then tunneled into the auditory canal and strike the tympanic membrane (eardrum).
Sound travels by vibrating things. First the molecules in the air vibrate. This makes the ear drum vibrate. This makes three small bones vibrate. The three bones are the anvil, hammer and the stirrup.
Sound waves technically enter through the Auricle, the outside, visible part of the ear. From there, they hit the Tympanic Membrane (ear drum) and vibrate the ossicles (small bones in the ear), where the waves are transferred into the cochlea and organ of corti, where they're detected and changed to nerve impulses.
Sound is collected by the pinna (the visible part of the ear) and directed through the outer ear canal. The sound makes the eardrum vibrate, which in turn causes a series of three tiny bones (the hammer, the anvil, and the stirrup) in the middle ear to vibrate. The vibration is transferred to the snail-shaped cochlea in the inner ear; the cochlea is lined with sensitive hairs which trigger the generation of nerve signals that are sent to the brain.
The sound waves come through the auditory canal and hit the eardrum (or tympanic membrane). The eardrum is connected to the 3 ossicles of the middle ear: the hammer, anvil and stirrup (or malleus, incus and stapes). The eardrum vibrates the hammer, the hammer vibrates the anvil, the anvil vibrates the stirrup and the stirrup vibrates the cochlea in the inner ear which has hair-like nerve endings called cilia that move when the cochlea vibrates. The auditory nerve sends the vibrations to the brain to be interpreted. That's how we hear! :)
There is a ear drum placed between external and internal ear. It is the most prominent structure that vibrates to produce sound. Then the three tiny bones in the middle ear also vibrate. Then the oval and round windows also vibrate. Then the hair cells in the inner ear also vibrate. The fluid that is present in the cochlea also vibrates.
They are located inside your ear. it is made up of 3 small bones that vibrate when noise is transferred inwards and allows you ear drums to know what is effectively going on