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The Brain’s Role

BY IN How We Hear On 10-04-2014

Anatomy Much of the brain cortex is involved in hearing. This is due in part to the complexity of language and the necessity for the brain to make all the connections necessary for this most complex of human feats. In one sense, over two thirds of the cerebral cortex is involved in hearing and language. [...] [...]

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Hearing Nerve

BY IN How We Hear On 10-04-2014

Anatomy The hearing nerve, which courses from the inner ear (cochlea) to the brain stem, is known as the Cochlear Nerve or Cranial Nerve VII (Cranial Nerve #7). This nerve is only 15-20 mm long (less than an inch) and must extend from the ear through a narrow tunnel (the internal auditory meatus) to reach [...] [...]

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Inner Ear

BY IN How We Hear On 10-04-2014

Anatomy The entire inner ear is approximately the size of a medium-large green pea. The two parts of the inner ear function in a similar manner to allow for the sense of hearing and the sense of balance. These small, delicate structures are embedded in the petrous pyramid of the temporal bone of the skull. [...] [...]

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Middle Ear

BY IN How We Hear On 10-04-2014

Anatomy The middle ear consists of 1) three tiny bones connecting the tympanic membrane to the inner ear, 2) the opening of the Eustachian tube leading down and inward to the back of the throat, 3) an air-filled cavity in which these tiny bones reside, and 4) a number of landmarks on the medial (toward [...] [...]

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Outer Ear

BY IN How We Hear On 10-04-2014

Anatomy The outer ear consists of the skin and cartilage. This outer portion is called the pinna or the auricle. It consists of elastic cartilage covered with skin. As we age, the cartilage becomes less elastic and less flexible. The external ear canal is also a part of the outer ear. A person’s ear canal [...] [...]

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How Hearing Works

BY IN How We Hear On 09-04-2014

Hearing Hearing (and the mechanism of hearing) is yet another example of the exquisite design and function that nature has developed. The ear and its hearing mechanism are composed of the tiniest bones within the human body. Both are encased within the hardest bone in the human body. The life sense of hearing incorporates a [...] [...]

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