- The human ear collects sounds and then send them to the brain to be processed.
- Your ears are also a big part of helping keep a person’s balance.
- The ear is made up of three different sections: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. All three parts play an important role in healing people hear and process sounds.
- The outer ear is located on the outside of the head. It is called the pinna or auricle.
The ear is the organ that detects sound. Not only does it receive sound, but it also aids in balance and body position. The ear is part of the auditory system. Often the entire organ is considered the ear, though it may also be considered just the visible portion. See the list below for more facts about the ear.