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The main function of the auricle is to...
catch sound and funnel it down the external auditory canal
Earwax is manufactured in...
the outer portion of the external auditory canal
The human tympanic membrane is comprised of how many layers?
three: outer, fibrous, inner
underdeveloped or very small pinna
absent or closed ear canal
Hearing losses in the outer ear are caused by
Surgical repair of the tympanic membrane is called
The purpose of the eustachian tube is to match the pressure of the middle ear to the pressure of the...
The three middle-ear ossicles are the...
malleus, incus, and stapes
Vibratory connections between the ossicular chain and the inner ear are established by the...
A main function of the middle ear is to match the impedance of the air in the external auditory canal to the impedance of the...
fluid in the ear
The chorda tympani nerve provides information about the sense of...
The muscles that operate in the middle ear are....
tensor tympani and stapedius
The general term for infection in the middle ear is...
The most popular surgery for correction of otosclerosis is...
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