Intro | Anvil | Ear Canal | Semicircular Canals | Cochlea | Eardrum | Hammer | Auditory Nerve | Stirrup

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Vibrations of the eardrum are in turn translated into oscillations of tiny bones (ossicles) found within the middle ear. The Hammer, Anvil, and Stirrup magnify the oscillations and relay this information to the chamber of the inner ear.


Latin names that are used interchangeably with hammer, anvil, and stirrup are malleus, incus, and stapes, respectively.