|Hearing protection is important
because your ears are composed of very delicate structures. Whenever a
sound is produced, air is set into motion as sound waves.
- Sound is collected in the outer
ear and funneled to the
- When sound waves hit the eardrum, it
vibrates and sends sound to the middle
- The middle ear amplifies the vibrations
and sends them to the inner ear.
The vibrations stimulate hair
cells in the inner ear and
create an electrical impulse.
- This impulse travels to the brain
along the auditory
nerve, causing the sensation of