-Collection of sound waves by pinnae
-And impringe on the tympanic membrane which vibrates accordingly
-These vibrations are transmitted by the ear ossicles to the oral window
-This results in a displacement of fluid in vestibular canal
-Which in turn causes movement of Reissner’s membrane
-This displaces fluid in the tympanic canal
-At this point, sensory stimulation takes place
-Movement of the basilar membrane distorts the sensory cells of the organ of corti
-This results in impulses being fired to the brain
-Through the auditory nerve