Diagram of the major structures of the human ear



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DIAGRAM OF THE MAJOR STRUCTURES OF THE HUMAN EAR:



  • Refer back to the diagram. Answer the following questions based on the diagram. Decide if the question is true, false or can’t tell based on the information provided

  • 1. You are looking at one diagram of the ear canal.

  • 2. Sound enters the ear through the auditory canal.

  • 3. Sound enters through the auditory nerve to the cochlea.

  • 4. Hearing problems are the result of damage to the eardrum.

  • 5. If punctured, the eardrum cannot be repaired.

  • 6. It can be assumed from the diagram that the malleus, incus and stapes are positioned to conduct sound from the eardrum to the oval window.

  • 7. The basilar membrane is contained in the oval window.

  • 8. The cochlea might be described as resembling a snail.

 

Source: From Joshua R. Gerow, Psychology: An Introduction, 5th ed., © 1997, Figure 3.14 (p. 90). Reproduced in print and electronic formats by permission of Pearson Ed u cation , Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. For instructional purposes only.


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