A scream. A song. A laugh. A roar. A car alarm endlessly whining in the early hours of the morning. We perceive these sounds thanks to the wonder of Hearing.
More specifically, sound waves are transmitted through the different parts of the ear and are converted into information the brain understands through a highly complex system.
When sounds enter the ear, the eardrum vibrates, and these vibrations make their way to the ossicles and cochlea. Even while we’re sleeping, the ears hear sounds that we aren’t conscious of.
According to a recent study, we hear music better on our left side, since this side is more receptive to continuous tones and musical sounds, while our right ear is more responsive to speech.