Crocodiles and most lizards hear reasonably well. However, the snake does have an inner ear. As stated above, snakes have no ability to hear in the way that we do (at least, repeated experiments have never demonstrated that they can.) They can sense sound through vibrations which their bodies can pick up from approaching objects. Reptile - Reptile - Hearing: The power of hearing is variously developed among living reptiles. When a rattlesnake shakes its tail, does it hear the rattling? Snakes and turtles are sensitive to low-frequency vibrations, thus they âhearâ mostly earth-borne, rather than aerial, sound waves. Snakes do not have ears. Most land vertebrates have both an eardrum and an inner ear. That is why we generally say snakes hear with internal ears. Say what? of course snakes have ears. one most important thing that differs mammals from other class of animal (such as reptiles:snakes ; aves ; amphibian) is that mammals have ear leaf. this way, they are able to determine the location thanks to the sound waves produced by movement. Scientists have long struggled to understand how snakes, which lack external ears, sense sounds. Well, the misconception probably has something to do with the fact that snakes donât have visible ear openings. When a person or animal walks, it makes vibrations that pass through the earth to the body of the snake. Most snakes have very good eyesight, their eyes are â¦ ear leaf is the outer part of a complete ear structure that can be seen from the outside, this is where you attach earrings on it. The snake does not have ears on the surface of the head, so it does not hear the sounds coming through the air. But the snake is very sensitive to vibrations and its other senses are very well developed. We have parts of our hearing apparatus, called the inner ear, inside the head, and snakes have these parts also. Specifically, they are deaf to sounds that travel through the air. Technically, snakes do not hear because they don't have ears. Snakes hear through vibrations they perceive thanks to their jaw bones. It means they have apparati that function as ears, but we cannot see the opening we would expect airborne vibrations to enter the head through. Snakesâ¦ Now, a new study shows that sound waves cause vibrations in a snakeâs skull that are then âheardâ by the inner ear. However, they have the inner ear structures with cochlea. Snakes do not have ears like all other creatures, including humans have. Snakes do not have eardrums. Therefore, although they do not have a visible ear similar to ours, they can hear through vibrations. [Link 1] Snakes do not have ears outside the head as we do, nor do they have ear openings or eardrums. How do snakes hear? naturally, all living animal on the planet have ears, i mean they have hearing system. Don't believe snake charmers who make their snakes stand up to the music they play before the snake. Snakes DO have ears, but they DO NOT have external ear openings. However, they do manage to sense what would be sounds to animals with ears. Instead, snakes use their limited internal ear to 'feel' vibrations through their jaw. This makes the old "snake charmer" trick look a little silly, because the snake is supposed to be dancing to the flute music. They can hear by feeling the vibrations which go alongside their jaws as they slither on the ground.