10a Auditory Terminology

10a Auditory Terminology - Ear Terminology Combining Forms...

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Ear Terminology Combining Forms Acous(o) / audi(o) Hearin aer(o) Air or gas Aur(i) / ot(o) Ear cerumin(o) Wax salping(o) Eustachian tube or uterine tube tympan(o) / myring(o) Eardrum -acusis Hearing condition Anatomical Terminology Pinna Auricle (little ear); projected part of the external ear Pinna Feather External auditory canal External passage for sounds collected from the pinna to the tympanum Cerumen A waxy substance secreted by glands located throughout the external canal Tymphanic membrane (TM) Eardrum; drum like structure that receives sound collected in the external auditory canal and amplifies it through the middle ear Malleus Hammer; first of the three auditory ossicles of the middle ear Incus Anvil; middle of the auditory ossicles of the middle ear Stapes Stirrup; last of the three auditory ossicle of the middle ear Eustachian tubes / auditory tube Tube connecting the middle ear to the pharynx Oval window Membrane that covers the opening between the middle ear and the inner ear Inner ear Structures and liquids that relay sound waves to the auditory nerve fibers on a path to the brain for interpretation of sound Labyrinth Maze; inner ear consisting of bony and membranous passages Cochlea Coiled tubular structure of the inner ear that contains the organ of Corti Cochlea
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