Which Part of Your Ear Do Sound Waves Enter through?
The outer ear is called the pinna, and is the visible part of the ear. The main job of the outer ear is to collect sound. Sound waves travel through the outer ear, into the ear canal, and make their way to the middle ear.
The ear is the organ that detects sound. It not only receives sound, but 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. In most mammals, the visible ear is a flap of tissue that is also called the pinna (or auricle...