Structure of the Human Ear
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auricle (pinna): The external part of the human ear.
Auditory canal (auditory meatus): the channel in the ear through which sound travels to the middle ear
Semicircular canals: fluid-filled structures in the ear involved in balance
Cochlea: structure in the ear where part of the hearing organs are stored.
Tympanic membrane (ear drum): a thin layer of skin at the end of the auditory canal, adjacent to the malleus
Auditory ossicles: a series of 3 bones in the middle ear that help to transmit sound to the inner ear (the anvil, the stapes and the stirrup).