(Show more) human ear, organ of hearing and equilibrium that detects and analyzes sound by transduction (or the conversion of sound waves into electrochemical impulses) and maintains the sense of balance (equilibrium). How humans and other mammals perceive sound.
In earth, most of the mammals have an external ear. The ear is the part of our Auditory system. The part of the ear that is visible from outside is called Pinna. Being mammals, humans also have ears. Ears are located on both sides of the brain within the temporal bones of the skull.
Structure. The human ear consists of three parts—the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. The ear canal of the outer ear is separated from the air-filled tympanic cavity of the middle ear by the eardrum.