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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.