The part of the ear that can be seen with the naked eye
Pinna
The 'hearing organ'
cochlea
The ossicle closest to the pinna
Malleus
The middle ossicle
incus
The ossicle closest to the cochlea
stapes
The largest portion of the eardrum
parstensa
The tube connecting the middle ear space and nasopharynx
eustachian
The window connecting the stapes to the cochlea
oval
The membrane between the scala media and scala tympani
Basiliar
The membrane between the scala media and scala vestibuli
Reissners
The area of the cochlea responsible for lower frequency sound transmission
apex
The involuntary reflex in the middle ear which occurs with loud sounds
stapedial
Another name for earwax
cerumen
The 3 canals that make up the vestibular system
semicircular
The fluid that is in the scala media
endolymph
The fluid in scala vestibuli and scala tympani
perilymph
The bone of the skull in which the auditory system is located
temporal
The gelatinous flap that covers the hair cells
tectorial
The portion of the ear that produces cerumen
earcanal
The membrane that is commonly referred to as the eardrum
tympanic
Bass tones are _________ frequency
low
Treble tones are __________ frequency
high
The outer ridge of the pinna
helix
The eustachian tube is more horizontal in __________
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