Ear anatomy5 cards

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1

What is the tympanic membrane? where is it located?

the tympanic is the eardrum. Waves hit the eardrum first. The eardrum begins the middle ear.

2

What are the 3 bones that transmit sound? where are they found? where do they transfer the wave?

- malleus -incus -stapes - these three bones are located in the middle ear and transfer waves to the cochlea.

3

What is the cochlea? where is it found? where does it transmit waves?

Cochlea- spiraled seashell (inner ear). it funnels sound into hair cells and organ of corti.

4

Where are hair cells and organ of corti found? what is their function?

They are located in the cochlea (in the inner ear). - they are responsible for transmitting the the sound wave into neural signals which travel to the brain.

5

Where are semi circular canals found? what is their function?

they are located in the inner ear. the semi canals are responsible for balance.