Learn about the ear anatomy with this printable collection of ear diagrams. These diagrams will show you the structures or anatomy of the ear. The ear is the organ of hearing and it has three parts: the outer ear, middle ear, and the inner ear. Take a look at the following diagram of the ear below.
You can observe on the ear diagrams all three parts of the ear anatomy. The outer ear consists of the pinna and the ear canal. The middle ear includes the tympanic cavity and the three ossicles. The inner ear sits in the bony labyrinth and contains structures which are key to several senses: the semicircular canals, which enable balance and eye tracking when moving; the utricle and saccule, which enable balance when stationary; and the cochlea, which enables hearing. All of the parts can be spotted in the following diagrams.
The middle ear lies between the outer ear and the inner ear. It consists of an air-filled cavity called the tympanic cavity and includes the three ossicles and their attaching ligaments; the auditory tube; and the round and oval windows. The inner ear sits within the temporal bone in a complex cavity called the bony labyrinth. A central area known as the vestibule contains two small fluid-filled recesses, the utricle, and saccule. These connect to the semicircular canals and the cochlea.
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