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Anvil (incus), Hammer (malleus), Pinna

Collectively called the ossicles

External acoustic meatus, Pinna, Tympanic Membrane

Structures composing the outer ear

Cochlea, Semicircular canals, vestibule

Structures composing the bony or osseous labyrinth

Semicircular canals, vestibule

Ear structures involved with hearing; contain receptors for the sense of equilibrium

Pharyngotympanic tube

Allows pressure in the middle ear to be equalized with the atmospheric pressure; connects nasopharynx and the middle ear

Tympanic Membrane

Vibrates as sound waves hit it; transmits the vibrations to the ossicles


Contains the ogran of Corti

Oval window

Transmits the vibrations from the stirrup to the fluid in the inner ear


Fluid that bathes the sensory receptors of the inner ear


Fluid contained within the osseous labyrinth, which bathes the membranouse labyrinth

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