An air-filled cavity that contains the smallest bones in the body (the ossicles: malleus, incus and stapes) connected to the eardrum. The movement of these bones transmits the sound to the inner ear.
Portion of the ear containing the three small bones of the ossicular chain that transfers sound from the eardrum to the inner ear; it is attached to the tympanic membrane on one end and the oval window at the other end
an air filled cavity within the mastoid bone extending from the eardrum to the oval window which transmits sound to the inner ear along three tiny connected bones called ossicles.
that portion of the ear, inside the skull, which is filled with air, and is separated from the inner ear by small, thin membranes.
The part of the ear that begins at the eardrum, about 2.5cm inside the head. It includes three little bones - the hammer (malleus), the anvil (incus) and the stirrup (stapes) - that carry the sound vibrations to the area where hearing really begins.
The area of the ear between the tympanic membrane of the outer ear and the bony labyrinth of the inner ear. It is an epithelial-lined space that houses the three ear ossicles. Also called the tympanic cavity.
the small cavity between the eardrum and inner ear; contains three tiny, linked bones that transmit sound to the inner ear
An antechamber to the inner ear which amplifies the sound-produced vibrations of the eardrum and transfers them to the cochlea. See also cochlea.
a small cavity that is lined with membrane and separated from the outer ear by the eardrum
air-filled cavity containing the ossicles and tympanic membrane, the function of which is to transfer sound energy from the outer ear to the cochlea of the inner ear.
That part of the ear that conducts sound to the inner ear, consisting of the eardrum (tympanic membrane), middle ear bones (ossicle), and the cavity containing them.
The space between the external and internal ears that contains auditory ossicles.
The middle section of the ear. It contains the ossicles.
between the outer and inner ear, the middle ear is separated from the ear canal by the eardrum. It contains the ossicles that transmit sound vibrations from the eardrum to the fluid in the inner ear. This causes wave in the fluid, which are transmitted as sound by the auditory nerve to the brain.
the portion of the ear between the ear drum and the oval window which transmits sound to the inner ear. Consists of the hammer, anvil and stirrup, the three bones of hearing.
The cavity containing the eardrum and the ossicles where sound arrives from the outer ear and is conducted onwards as vibrations into the inner ear.
the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
A narrow air-filled space between the tympanic membrane (ear drum) and inner ear which contains the three small bones that conduct sounds.
Includes ear drum and ossicular chain (malleus, incus and stapes).
the eardrum and the space just behind it.
The portion of the ear behind the eardrum. It contains three small bones which transfer sound from the eardrum to the inner ear.
Portion of ear behind eardrum containing hearing bones, communicates with back of throat via eustachian tube
three tiny bones ( hammer, anvil, stirrup) that form a bridge between the eardrum and the inner ear.
The center section of the ear encompassing the area past the ear drum through the bones of the ear to the cochlea.
part of the ear that includes the eardrum and three tiny bones of the middle ear, ending at the round window that leads to the inner ear.
The anatomical portion of the ear just beyond the eardrum. The middle ear consists of a small air space that holds the three small bones of hearing (malleus, incus and stapes). The Eustachian tube allows air exchange between the middle ear air space and the outside; when the ears 'pop' during a change in altitude, this is actually the pressure equalizing between the middle ear and the outside. The middle ear is the most common site of an ear infection.
air containing space of the ear bordered on one side by the tympanic membrane, which is exposed to any change in ambient pressure. Air pressure in the middle ear space can only be equalized through the eustachian tube, which connects the middle ear to the back of the nose.
The portion of the human auditory system located between the outer and inner ear, which uses the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and ossicles (malleus, incus, and stapes) to transfer the sound via vibration from the ear canal to the cochlea.
There are three sections of the ear. They are the external ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. The middle ear consists of the ear drum (the tympanum or tympanic membrane) and, beyond it, a cavity. This cavity is connected via a canal (the Eustachian tube) to the pharynx (the nasopharynx). The Eustachian tube permits the gas pressure in the middle ear cavity to adjust to external air pressure (so, as you're descending in a plane, it's the Eustachian tube that opens when your ears "open"). The middle ear cavity also contains a chain of 3 little bones (ossicles) that connect the ear drum to the internal ear. The ossicles are named (not the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, but) the malleus, incus, and stapes. In terms of function, the middle ear communicates with the pharynx, equilibrates with external pressure and transmits the ear drum vibrations to the inner ear. See the entire definition of Middle ear
The part of the ear that includes the eardrum and ossicles and ends at the round window that leads to the inner ear. An air-filled space connected to the back of the throat by the eustachian tube.
That portion of the ear which lies between the eardrum and the cochlea, and which transmits sound from the eardrum to the oval window of the cochlea. The middle ear contains the three tiny bones called the hammer (malleus), anvil (incus) and stirrup (stapes), along with tiny muscles which regulate the tension on the eardrum to control overall sensitivity to sounds.
ear is divided in three parts: external ear, middle ear, and internal ear.
Includes the ear drum, three tiny middle ear bones (malleus, incus, and stapes), and the Eustachian tube. Problems in this part of the ear may include infection, hole in the eardrum, broken middle ear bones, or bony growth.
The part of the ear which contains three small bones which transfer sound from the eardrum the inner ear.
The air-filled cavity between the outer and inner ears that contains three tiny bones-the malleus, incus and stapes.
The cavity between the eardrum and the cochlea housing the ossicles connecting the eardrum to the oval window of the cochlea.
The part of the ear that transmits sound waves from the eardrum to the oval window of the inner ear by means of three tiny connecting bones (malleus, incus, and stapes). See also cochlea, eardrum, inner ear, oval window.
The middle ear is the portion of the ear internal to the eardrum, and external to the oval window of the cochlea. The middle ear contains three ossicles, which amplify vibration of the eardrum into pressure waves in the fluid in the inner ear. The hollow space of the middle ear has also been called the tympanic cavity, or cavum tympani.