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1

Auricle (pinna)

protect ear hole entrance, direct sound waves

2

external acoustic meatus

hole through which sound waves enter the ear

3

Tympanic membrane

transmits external sound waves to inner 2/3 of the ear by vibrating

4

middle ear

amplifying and transmitting soundwaves

5

eustachian tube

equalizes pressure in the ear, balance, equilibrium

6

malleus, incus, stapes

auditory ausicle, applies sound, transmit sound

7

inner ear

equilibrium and hearing

8

vestibule

detetcs linear movements of the head, static equilibrium of the head

9

cochlea

hearing

10

semicircular canals

detect rotational movements of the head