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EAR 2005 TXT

EAR 2005 TXT

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HISTOLOGY OF THE EAR

The paired ears are
specialized organs
adapted for...

1. The reception and
transduction of vibration
into sounds (audition)

2. Detection of position of
the head (and body)
relative to gravity

3. Detection of motion and
acceleration of the head
adapted across species to
meet environmental needs
Human

\u2013 unequalled in the ability
to detect rapidly
articulated speech

- well adapted for the
localization of sounds in
space
(surpassed only by echolocators).
adapted across species to
meet environmental needs
Human

\u2013 unequalled in the ability
to detect rapidly
articulated speech

- well adapted for the
localization of sounds in
space
(surpassed only by echolocators).
The Ear is traditionally
divided into 3 parts
1. EXTERNAL EAR =
-A uric le (pinnae)
- External Auditory Meatus
- Tympanic Membrane
2. MIDDLE EAR =
-
Tympanic Cavity
- Os sic les
- Eustachian Tube
3. INNER EAR =
- Bony Labyrinth
- Membranous Labyrinth
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