The visible part of the outer ear. It collects sound and directs it into the outer ear canal
The tube through which sound travels to the eardrum
A sealed, air-filled cavity which gives the eardrum the ability to move easily
A thin membrane that vibrates when sound waves reach it
A tiny bone that passes vibrations from the eardrum to the incus.
A tiny bone that passes vibrations from the malleus to the stapes
A tiny, U-shaped bone that passes vibrations from the incus to the cochlea; smallest bone in the human body
A tube that connects the middle ear to the back of the nose; it equalizes the pressure between the middle ear and the air outside.
Three loops of fluid-filled tubes that are attached to the cochlea in the inner ear. They help us maintain our sense of balance.
A spiral-shaped, fluid-filled inner ear structure; it is lined with cilia (tiny hairs) that move when vibrated and cause an electrical nerve impulse to form
Carries electro-chemical signals from the inner ear (the cochlea) to the brain