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the ear

description of the parts and functions of the human ear

TermDefinition
Eustachian Tube A narrow tube between the middle ear and the nose that serves to equalize pressure on both sides of the ear.
Ear Canal A pathway that takes vibration to the ear drum.
Eardrum Tympanic membrane (eardrum) a small thin membrane that vibrates when sound hits it.
Auricle(earlobe) This directs outside sounds to the ear canal.
Cochlea Snail shaped chamber within the inner ear,changes the vibrations from the bones into electrical signals.
Auditory Nerve This is how the brain gets electrical messages from the inner ear to the brain.
Incus(anvil) One of the three small bones in the middle ear which increase or decrease vibrations from the ear drum.
Stapes(Stirrup=one of the 3 small bones in the middle ear which increase or decrease vibrations from the ear drum
Semicircular Canals=This are responsible for keeping you upright, maintaining balance
Malleus(Hammer)=one of the 3 small bones in the middle ear which increase or decrease vibrations from the ear drum
Created by: zaksoles22