how we hear

The ear of a child in its mother’s womb is the first of the sensory organs to develop completely. This occurs round about the middle of the pregnancy, and long before the other sensory organs, the brain and the nervous system have fully matured. Here, you will learn about the exciting world of the ear and the microelectronic processes involved in hearing: how the original sound wave is captured, amplified, transformed, filtered and translated, before it is perceived as a whispered endearment, the sound of a drill, music from a CD, or a crash. This will help you gain a better understanding of how tinnitus develops.