The three portions of the tympanic cavity from superior to inferior are: Epitympanic Recess or Attic, _____________________, and Hypotympanic.
The three processes on the malleus are the anterior, lateral, and __________________ processes.
What is the smallest bone in the body?
The malleus contains a facet to articulate with the incus creating the _______________________ joint.
Where does the manubrium of the malleus attach?
The "L" in "SAL" stands for the __________ _____________ of the malleus.
The tensor tympani is innervated by which cranial nerve?
The stapedius is innervated by which cranial nerve?
The ________ tube connects the middle ear with the nasopharynx.
A large groove that accommodates the jugular vein.
The oval window, round window, prominence of facial canal, prominence of horizontal semicircular canal, and _________ are all part of the medial wall of the Tympanum
Resistance, mass reactance, and stiffness reactance are all types of what?
If the pressure in the middle ear is greater than ambient pressure, what will happen to the eardrum?
Which muscle is primarily involved in opening the eustachian tube during yawning and swallowing?
T/F: Impedance due to stiffening of the ossicular chains has little or no effect on the low frequencies.
The action of the tensor tympani and stapedius muscles contracting, stiffening the ossicular chain and increasing the impedance of the middle ear system when presented with very loud sounds is called ______________.
One of the three mechanisms consistent to impedance transformation. (Hint: created because the length of the malleus is greater than the length of the incus.)
The tympanic membrane is __________ times larger than the oval window. (Hint: Area advantage ratio)
If you go for a hike in the mountains, your eardrum could be pushed inward due to ____________ pressure.
A middle ear disorder in which the Tympanic Membrane or the connective tissue around the ossicles becomes calcified.
A middle ear disorder that may be acquired or congenital; occurs when squamous epithelium becomes trapped behind the tympanic membrane; reduces ability to hear high and sometimes low frequencies.
An acquired middle ear disorder in which the middle ears fill with fluid that may or may not get infected and cause a conductive hearing loss; is the most common childhood illness.
A temporal bone disease in which spongy bone replaces normal bone and may cause akylosis; most commonly affects the oval window and the stapedius footplate.

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