Ear
General
Anatomy

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 12 February 2018, last major update October 2013

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PubMed Search: Ear anatomy [title]

Related Topics: External ear, Middle ear, Inner ear

Table of Contents
Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Anatomy. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/earnormalanatomy.html. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Sense organ for hearing and balance
  • Divided into external ear, middle ear and temporal bone and inner ear
  • External ear conducts sound vibrations to tympanic membrane; middle ear conducts sound to auditory portion of inner ear