Organ of Corti:

organ of corti.

the organ of Corti is the receptor organ for hearing. It rests on the surface of the basilar membrane in the cochlea and contains hair cells, which transduce vibrations caused by sound waves into electrical impulses that can be interpreted by the brain.

Learn more: Know your brain - Cochlea

Watch this 2-Minute Neuroscience video to learn more about the auditory system.