Type
Crossword
Description

The technical term for wax, that occurs in the outer part of the ear. Cerumen
A unit of measurement indicating loudness, based on a logarithmic scale. Decibel
Passageway connecting the middle ear to the nose and throat. This opens to equalize pressure in the middle ear. EUSTACHIANTUBE
A phenomenon where normal sounds are perceived to be abnormally loud, so much so that they are painful to listen to. HYPERACUSIS
The section of the ear that encompasses the cochlea, hair cells and hearing nerve to the brain. INNEREAR
The inner ear, named because of the maze of connection pathways in the bony housing of this part of the ear. The inner ear consists of canals in the bone and fluid filled sacs within the canals. LABYRINTH
The center section of the ear encompassing the area past the ear drum through the bones of the ear to the cochlea. MIDDLEEAR
The outer most portion of the ear encompassing the pinna and ear canal. OUTEREAR
A sensation of ringing, buzzing, or whooshing occurring without a source creating the sound. TINNITUS
The medical term for eardrum. TYMPANICMEMBRANE
Sensation of motion, often described as objects spinning around a person or the person spinning around the room with the room still. This could be a symptom of a vestibular (balance/inner ear) disorder. VERTIGO

Parts of the Ear Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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 __________ children

Sensory System: Ear Structures & Functions Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the area where sound travels through to the eardrum from the outer ear auditory canal
separates the inner ear from the outer ear, and picks up the sound wave vibrations eardrum
concentrates the sound waves as they pass from the eardrum to the cochlea hammer
lets sound waves pass through to the inner ear anvil
liquid filled tubes that are responsible for balance semicircular canals
the hearing organ that changes sound waves into neural impulses that end up as sound in our brain cochlea
changes the vibrations from the hair into nerve impulses that are sent to the brain auditory nerve
lets air in to keep the pressure equal on both sides of the eardrum Eustachian tube
transmits sound waves to the inner ear making waves in the fluid in the cochlea stirrup
funnels sound into the ear earlobe
where sound passes into the cochlea oval window

Chapter 3, Sensation and Perception Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Technical name for the sense of smell olfaction
The specialized sensory receptors for taste that are located on the tongue and inside the mouth and throat Taste buds
The technical name for the sense of location and position of body parts in relation to one another Kinesthetic sense
The technical name for the sense of balance, or equailibrium Vestibular sense
The use of visual cues to perceive the distance or three-dimensional characteristics of objects Depth perception
Distance or depth cues that require the use of both eyes Binocular cues
The tendency to perceive objects or situations from a particular frame of reference Perceptual set
Founder of Gestalt psychology Max Wertheimer
The process of detecting a physical stimulus, such as light, sound, heat, or pressure Sensation
The process of integrating, organizing, and interpreting sensations. perception
Principle of sensation that holds that the size of the just noticeable difference will vary depending on its relation to the strength of the original stimulus. webers law
The distance from one wave peak to another wavelength
The process by which the lens changes shape to focus incoming light so that it falls on the retina accommodation
The long, thin, blunt, sensory receptors of the eye that are highly sensitive to light, but not to color, and that are primarily responsible for peripheral vision and night vision. Rods
Coiled fluid-filled inner-ear structure that contains the basilar membrane and hair cells cochlea
part of the ear that collects sound waves; consists of the pinna, the ear canal, and the eardrum outer ear
Property of color that corresponds to the purity of the light wave. Saturation

Eyes and Ears Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

vibrations
deafness
balance
oval window
sound waves
auditory nerve
cochlea
semicircular canals
vestibule
eustachian tube
ears
inner
middle
outer
cataracts
glaucoma
astigmatism
nearsightedness
farsightedness
cones
rods
optic nerve
retina
lens
pupil
iris
cornea
eyes
sclera

Anatomy & Physiology of the Ear, Nose, & Throat Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The throat helps informing speech
Sinus located deep in the face behind the nose that does not develop until adolescence Sphenoid
Small moveable bones in the middle ear ossicles
Opening into the nasal passsage passsade Nostrils
Connects the middle ear to the throat/nasopharynx Eustachiantube
Snail-shaped portion of the boney labyrinth Cochlea
The organ of smell and breathing nose
Flap tissue that prevents food and irritants from entering the lungs Epiglottis
Sinus located in the area of the forehead that does not develop until 7 yearsof age Frontal
Seperates the middle ear from the external ear Eardrum
The membrane protected by the external ear Tympanic
The medical name for the nose is the external meatus
Medical term external ear pinna
The ear is divided functionally and anatomically into three
Commonly know as the voice box Larynx
Sinus located around the area of the cheeks maxillary
Medical term for earwax cerumen
The throat consists of the larynx and pharynx
Four-paired air-filled cavities near the nasal passages sinuses
Lined with mucous membranes and cilla Nasal passages
Receptors for balance are found in this portion of the inner ear vestibule
Protect aganist infection in early childhood Tonsils
The pharynx connects the nose and mouth to the larynx and esophgaus
One of ossicles Malleus
Sound waves are converted into impulses in the inner ear electrical
The region of the ear that functions in the vestibular system inner
Divides the nasal passages into right and left sides Septum
The cochlea contains the nerves for Hearing
The organ of balance/equilibruim and detection of sound Ear
Tonsils and adenoids are made up of this type of tissue Lymph

The Ear Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The formal name for the bones of the middle ear. ossicles
Part of the outer ear made of cartilage and skin, constructed to gather sound and direct it toward the ear canal. pinna
Tube that connects the throat to the middle ear. Controls air pressure in the middle ear. eustachian
Passage between the pinna and the eardrum. auditorycanal
Spiral in shape; fluid filled chamber of the inner ear connected to the auditory nerve. cochlea
Line the cochlea; varying lengths to response to different pitches of sound. sensoryhaircells
Point on cochlea where stapes pushes in response to sound vibrations. ovalwindow
Ossicle in contact with tympanic membrane. malleus
Connects the cochlea to the semicircular canals; functions in balance and sense of position in space. vestibule
Nerve that carries auditory information from the cochlea to the brain. AKA cochlear nerve. auditory
Membrane that vibrates in response to sound; found at end of auditory canal. tympanic

Five Senses Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The part of the ear that you see. PINNA
One of the bones of the middle ear INCUS
This turns the vibrations of sound into electrical signals that travel through the auditory nerve to the brain. COCHLEA
Sound waves travel through here to the ear drum EAR CANAL
This can get larger and smaller to allow the right amount of light for focus PUPIL
This is the outermost part of the eye which bends light and protects. CORNEA
This is used to bend the light and focus images on the back of the eye. LENS
Images are focused onto this. RETINA
The colorful part of the eye which is made of muscle that controls the size of the pupil. IRIS
Images are sent thought the ________ ___________ to the brain. OPTIC NERVE
These molecules are dissolved in the mucous membrane of the nasal cavity and are what we smell. ODERANT
The sensory cells that are found in the nasal cavity. OLFACTORY
These bumps are found on the tongue. PAPILLAE
The _______________ receptor cells are the sensory cells that taste. GUSTATORY
Skeletal, Cardiac, and this are types of muscle. SMOOTH
The mouth, nasal, and entire airway are lined with this. MUCOUS
Smallest unit of living things CELLS
The semicircular _____________ are used to sense orientation and are the organs of balance. CANALS
This Newton's law explains why we get dizzy when spinning. First
Sensory cells are called Receptors

The Eye and Ear Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Has a S- Shape External auditory canal
Eye opening Pupil
Middle ear to the nasopharynx Eustachian tube
Function of semicircular canals equilibrium
Music that is too loud may cause this type of hearing loss Sensorineural
Instrument that measures hearing audiometer
another name for eardrum Tympanic membrane
Transparent covering of the iris cornea
color-blind test Ishihara
Dr that can perform eye surgery ophthalmologist
controls the shape of the lens ciliary body
Gives the eye its shape viteous humor
soundwave collector tympanometer
condition of decreased lens elasticity that comes with age presbyopia
is a refractive error that causes distorted and blurred vision astigmatism
earwax cerumen
involves washing the body part with a flowing solution irrigation
the dropping of a solution into a body cavity instillation

The Sensory System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Outer ear flap Pinna
Ear wax Cerumen
Stirrup-shaped bone in the middle ear Stapes
Snail-shaped spirally wound tube in the inner ear Cochlea
Loss of the ability to hear Deafness
Inflammation of the middle ear Otitis Media
Hardening of the bony tissue of the middle ear Otosclerosis
Sensation of noises in the ear; ringing in ears Tinnitus
Sensation of irregular or whirling motion either of oneself or external object Vertigo
Visual examination of the ear canal with an otoscope Otoscopy
The central opening of the eye Pupil
Very thin layer Retina
White part of the eye Sclera
Outermost layer of the eye Cornea
Clouding of the lens, causing decreased vision Cataract
Measurement of the entire scope of vision Visual field test
Progressive damage to the macula of retina Macular Degeneration
Allows muscle in the ciliary body to adjust the shape and thickness Lens
Known as the blind spot Optic disc
Colored layer that opens and closes to allow more or less light into eye Iris

Sensation & Perception Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The minimum amount of stimulus energy that a person can detect absolutethreshold
The perception that a stationary object is moving apparentmovement
The process of focusing awareness on a narrow aspect of the environment attention
The nerve structure that receives information about sound from the hair cells of the inner ear and carries these neural impulses to the brain’s auditory areas auditorynerve
In the sense of vision, the bringing together and integration of what is processed by different neural pathways or cells binding
Depth cues that depend on the combination of the images in the left and right eye and on the way the two eyes work together binocularcues
The operation in sensation and perception in which sensory receptors register information about the external environment and send it up to the brain for interpretation bottomupprocessing
The receptor cells in the retina that allow for color perception cones
A binocular cue to depth and distance in which the muscle movements in an individual’s two eyes provide information about how deep and/or far away something is Convergence
The ability to perceive objects three-dimensionally depthperception
The degree of difference that must exist between two stimuli before the difference is detected differencethreshold
Neurons in the brain’s visual system that respond to particular features of a stimulus featuredetectors
The principle by which we organize the perceptual field into stimuli that stand out (figure) and those that are left over (ground) figuregroundrelationship
Theory on how the inner ear registers the frequency of sound, stating that the perception of a sound’s frequency depends on how often the auditory nerve fires frequencytheory
A school of thought interested in how people naturally organize their perceptions according to certain patterns gestaltpsychology
The part of the ear that includes the oval window, cochlea, and basilar membrane and whose function is to convert sound waves into neural impulses and send them to the brain innerear
Senses that provide information about movement, posture, and orientation kinestheticsenses
The part of the ear that channels sound through the eardrum, hammer, anvil, and stirrup to the inner ear middleear
Powerful depth cues available from the image in one eye, either the right or the left monocularcues
Irrelevant and competing stimuli—not only sounds but also any distracting stimuli for the senses noise
The lining of the roof of the nasal cavity, containing a sheet of receptor cells for smell olfactoryepithelium
Theory stating that cells in the visual system respond to complementary pairs of red-green and blue-yellow colors; a given cell might be excited by red and inhibited by green, whereas another cell might be excited by yellow and inhibited by blue opponentprocesstheory
The structure at the back of the eye, made up of axons of the ganglion cells, that carries visual information to the brain for further processing opticnerve
The outermost part of the ear, consisting of the pinna and the external auditory canal outerear
The sensation that warns an individual of damage to the body pain
Rounded bumps above the tongue’s surface that contain the taste buds, the receptors for taste papillae
The simultaneous distribution of information across different neural pathways parallelprocessing
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory information so that it makes sense perception