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A good mnemonic device for remembering the ear’s ossicles is “If you don’t listen, you will MIS something.” (M=malleus, I=incus, S=stapes).
The sense of taste. gustation
The innermost ossicle of the middle ear, which attaches to the oval window in the inner ear. stapes
The structure of the inner ear responsible for hearing. cochlea
Earwax. cerumen
The eardrum. tympanic membrane
One of the names given to the cartilaginous funnel attached to the side of the head. pinna
The ossicular hammer. malleus
The middle ear is connected to the nasopharynx via this. eustachian tube
The inner ear. labyrinth
The ossicular anvil. incus
The other name given to the cartilaginous funnel attached to the side of the head. auricle
Structures responsible for equilibrium and balance. semicircular canals
An ear, nose, and throat practitioner. otorhinolaryngologist
Smelling. olfaction
An S-shaped canal approximately 1 cm in length. external acoustic meatus
The structure containing the round or oval window. vestibule
conductive Hearing loss of the external canal.
sensorineural Hearing loss of either the inner ear or cranial nerve.
Weber A type of tuning fork.
Rinne A type of tuning fork.
audiometer An instrument by which the power of hearing can be gauged and recorded on a scale.
decibel The unit by which sound is measured, abbreviated as dB.
spondee threshold The intensity at which speech is recognized.
discrimination The ability to recognize and repeat one-syllable words.
tympanometry Test that measures the movement function of the tympanic membrane.
otalgia An earache.
otorrhea Discharge from the ear.
tinnitus Ringing, buzzing, or roaring in the ears that only you can hear.
otoscopy Examination of the ear using an otoscope, an instrument that directs light into the ear and contains a magnifying lens.
Valsalva maneuver Plugging your nose, closing your mouth and blowing
The unit by which sound is measured. decibel
Discharge from the ear. otorrhea
The intensity at which speech is recognized. spondee threshold
The ability to recognize and repeat one-syllable words. discrimination
Hearing loss of either the inner ear or cranial nerve. sensorineural hearing loss
Created by: trinka