The anatomy of the outer and inner ear

Our ears are among the most complex organs. The ear is composed of four general areas that pick up sound waves and translate them into sounds in our brain. Our ability – or lack thereof – to hear has an impact on all aspects of our lives. Watch the animation to learn more about how we hear, the most common type of hearing loss, and how hearing aids can help.
Concha
Pinna
Cartilaginous
Ear Canal
Temporal None
Tympanic Membrane
Temporal Bone
Hammer
Anvil
Stirrup
Auditory Nerve
Semicircular Canals
Inner Hair Cells
Cochlea
Eustachian Tube

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