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Anatomy of the Ear - Structure and Function

Anatomy of the Ear - Structure and Function

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Tags: science   anatomy   biology   rst.6-8.4   rst.9-10.4   rst.11-12.4   high school   function   common core   ngss   hs-ls1-1   hs-ls4-1   ls4   ls1   structure   ear  

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organ that receives sound waves from the outer air & transmits them as vibrations to the middle ear
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smallest bone in the body that transmits sound vibrations directly to the cochlea
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2nd bone in line to pass sound vibrations to the inner ear
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first bone to receive the sound vibrations for transmission to the inner ear
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passage extending from the outer to the middle ear through which sound waves travel
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section of the ear that gathers sound waves and focuses them onto the eardrum
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section of the ear that transmits sound vibrations
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section of the ear with dual functions: translate vibrations to nerve impulses; and control balance
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organ that receives sound vibrations from the ossicles and transforms them into nerve impulses
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structure that monitors head movements to ensure maintenance of balance
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nerve that transmits messages relating to equilibrium to the brain
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nerve that transmits auditory messages in the form of impulses to the brain
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three tiny bones in the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations to the inner ear
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fleshy, visible portion of the ear that collects sound
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yellow substance secreted in the ear canal that cleans, lubricates and protects
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organ of hearing and balance
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