Ear Canal

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

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The waves of air pressure, trapped by the pinna of the outer ear, are conveyed to the middle ear via the Ear Canal.

A taut membrane called the Eardrum lies at the end of the ear canal. The characteristics of air waves hitting the eardrum are converted into corresponding vibrations of this membrane.


Another label for the eardrum is tympanic membrane.