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Human Ear

Human Ear

Human Ear


How does the hearing process works?

Sound waves enter the ear canal and make the ear drum vibrate. This action moves the tiny chain of bones (ossicles – malleus, incus, stapes) in the middle ear. The last bone in this chain ‘knocks’ on the membrane window of the cochlea and makes the fluid in the cochlea move.

How are sound waves transmitted through the outer middle and inner ear?

Air transmitted sound waves are directed toward the delicate hearing mechanisms with the help of the outer ear, first by the pinna, which gently funnels sound waves into the ear canal, then by the ear canal. When air movement strikes the tympanic membrane, the tympanic membrane or eardrum moves.

Can I put peroxide in my ear for an ear infection?

As hydrogen peroxide has a long history of use, it has become a safe and well-known method to ease discomfort associated with ear infections or unblock ear wax. You can easily learn how to use peroxide in ear for removing wax or eliminating an infection.

How many muscles do you have in your ear?

There are two muscles within the middle ear that function to protect it from loud noses — the Tensor Tympani and the Stapedius. Cartoon of the middle ear showing muscles that attach to ossicles (ear bones), and ear drum.

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