Challenge A - Ear

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Auditory/Ear Canal

Carries sound waves to the eardrum

Eardrum

Vibrates when sound waves arrive in the ear.

Hammer

Picks up vibrations from the eardrum. Also called the Malleus.

Anvil

Transmits vibrations from the hammer to the stirrup. Also called the Incus

Semicircular Canals

Detect the rotation of the head.

Cochlea

The part of the inner ear that detects sound.

Auditory Nerve

Carries nerve impules from the cochlea to the brain. Also called the Cochlear Nerve.

Eustachian Tube

Connects the middle ear to the throat.

Stirrup

Vibrates and moves the oval window. Also called the Stapes.

Earlobe

External part of the ear.

Oval Window

Transmits vibrations to the fluid in the inner ear.

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