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Anatomy of the Ear

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pinna
the external part of the ear in humans and other mammals
outer ear
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middle ear
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outer ear
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inner ear
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ossicles
the three bones in the middle ear (hammer, anvil, stirrup)
cochlea
spiral cavity of the inner ear, which produces nerve impulses in response to sound vibrations
eardrum
membrane of the middle ear that vibrates in response to sound waves
auditory nerve
nerve that carries auditory sensory information from the cochlea of the inner ear directly to the brain