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contains cilia that helps direct sound waves and ceruminous glands that produce cerumen to protect and lubricate the ear
external auditory canal (auditory meatus)
connects the middle ear to the pharynx and equalizes pressureon both sides of the tympanic membrane.
the egg shaped central part of the inner ear; located next to the stapes; important for maintaining static equilibrium.
continuous with the vestibule; filled with fluid needed for balance and dynamic equilibrium.
converts sound wave vibrations into nerve impulses and is a spiral organ that rests on the basilar membrane.
organ of corti (it is the organ of hearing) (pic: top left)
cranial nerve that has receptors for both hearing and equilibrium.
cranial nerve VIII/vesitbularcochlear nerve
what the outer ear consists of
pinna/auricle, external auditory canal/auditory meatus, tympanic membrane/eardrum
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