Save
Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever
or

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
focusNode
Didn't know it?
click below
 
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Know
0:00
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

chap 6

vocab

TermDefinition
acous/o, audi/o hearing
aur/i , ot/o ear
myring/o, tympan/o eardrum
aer/o gas or air
salping/o tube
cerumin/o wax
-acusis hearing condition
External Ear collects sound
auricle (pinna) projected part of the ear
external acoustic meatus passage for sounds collected from the auricle to the tympanic membrane
external auditory meatus passage for sounds collected from the auricle to the tympanic membrane
tympanic membrane/ tympanum drum-like structure that receives sound collected in the external acoustic meatus and amplifies it through the middle ear
eustachian/ auditory tube tube connecting the middle ear to the pharynx (throat)
oval window membrane that covers the opening between the middle ear and internal ear
Internal ear/ labyrinth intricate, fluid-filled, intercommunicating bony and membranous passages that function in hearing and sense body movement and position to maintain balance and equilibrium
cochlea coiled tubular structure of the internal ear that contains the spiral organ of Corti
perilymph fluid that fills the bony labyrinth of the internal ear
endolymph fluid that fills the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear
otalgia, otodynia earache
otorrhagia bleeding from the ear
otorrhea purulent drainage of the ear
tinnitus a ringing or buzzing in the ear: jingling
vertigo a turning round; dizziness
cerumen impaction excessive buildup of wax in the ear that often reduces hearing acuity, especially in elderly persons
eustachian obstruction blockage of the eustachian (auditory) tube, usually as a result of infection
histamine a regulatory body substance released in allergic reactions, causing swelling and inflammation of tissue;
ear lavage irrigation of the external ear canal, often to remove excessive buildup of cerumen
auditory prosthesis any internal or external device that improves or substitutes for natural hearing
pneumatic otoscopy otoscopic observation of the tympanic membrane as air is released into the external auditory meatus
brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) electrodiagnostic testing that uses computerized equipment to measure involuntary responses to sound within the auditory nervous system; used to assess hearing in newborns
Meniere's disease disorder of the internal ear resulting from excessive buildup of endolymph, causing episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting, and hearing loss
Created by: keeyannamcghee
Popular Science sets

 

 



Voices

Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards