The tympanum. See Illust. of Ear.
a thin, oval-shaped membrane that separates the inner ear from the outer ear and is responsible for transmitting sound waves
A thin membrane, called the tympanic membrane, which vibrates when struck by sound traveling down the ear canal. This vibration displaces the attached bones of the middle ear (the ossicles)
The taut membrane that transmits vibrations caused by sound waves across the middle ear to the inner ear.
The eardrum, or the tympanic membrane, covers one end of the ear canal and is part of the outer ear. When sound reaches the eardrum from the outside, it vibrates.
A thin membrane, which the sound wave vibrates, that marks the beginning of the middle ear. go to glossary index
the thin, concave, membrane, the edges of which are held in place by a bony ring, which closes the inner end of the external auditory meatus.
The tympanic membrane that's visible in the ear. It vibrates in response to sound waves.
the tympanic membrane that receives vibrations from the outer ear.
Membrane of the middle ear that is cone-shaped and stretches across the ear canal. It is quite stiff but flexible and vibrates in response to sound waves
Tympanic membrane; it vibrates and transmits sound from the canal to the middle ear
Membrane separating the outer ear from the inner ear. It is aso called the Tympanic Membrane.
the thin membrane that separates the outer and middle ear; carries sound waves as vibrations to the chain of bones in the middle ear
the tympanic membrane, colloquially known as eardrum, is a thin membrane that separates the outer ear from the middle ear. Its function is to transmit sound from the air to the ossicles inside the middle ear. The malleus bone connects the eardrum to the other ossicles.
The eardrum lies in the middle ear. When sound waves traveling through the ear canal strike this membrane, it vibrates. These vibrations are then transmitted to the ossicles. The eardrum is highly sensitive and can be perforated or ruptured, or inflamed when subject to the infection known as Otitis Media. (See also AOM, COM, OM and Ossicles).
the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
Tympanic membrane which vibrates and transmits sound to the middle ear.
membrane separating outer ear from middle ear: the tympanum.
A thin membrane covered by skin that separates the outer ear from the middle ear; also called the tympanic membrane
Translucent membrane between the outer and middle ear which vibrates in response to sound vibrations transmitted down the ear canal; also called tympanic membrane.
The tympanic membrane. A thin layer of skin that separates the ear canal from the middle ear cavity. The eardrum converts sound waves into vibrations.
portion of the ear that vibrates with sounds waves
Layer of tissue shaped like a cone at the end of the ear canal; moves back and forth and causes the bones in the middle ear to move; separates the middle ear from the outer ear.
The membrane at the inner end of the auditory canal, leading to the middle ear. See also middle ear.