Human perception of sound

by Silas Barta Jan 23 2016

What is the mechanism by which vibrations around the human ear are translated into the sensation of sound?

Humans perceive sound via ears that act as sensors for vibrations in the air (or whatever medium touches them), which connect to the nervous system, which processes it into something intelligible as sound.

Generally, the higher the amplitude of the sound wave, the louder it will seem, and the shorter the wavelength, the higher of a pitch will be perceived.