Originally posted by physix
isn't sound defined not only as the "soundwaves" that the crashing causes, but also our aural receptors taking in the soundwaves and interpreting them?
So then when do mechanical waves become sound? When the waves hit the ear drum? When the oscillate the ossicles? When they enter the cochlea? When they vibrate the cillia? When they travel throug the afferent auditory neurons? When the electrical pulses get to the auditory cortex?