: sense that perceives
: middle ossicle of the middle ear.
Head of the stirrup
: top part of the stapes.
: ossicle of the middle ear connected to the incus.
Base of the stirrup
: lower part of the stapes.
: first ossicle of the middle ear.
Head of the hammer
: top part of the malleus.
EN : Human
FR : L'oreille
ES : Oído
The ear is the sense organ that detects
sounds. The vertebrate ear shows a common biology from fish to humans,
with variations in structure according to order and species. It not only
acts as a receiver for sound, but plays a major role in the sense of balance
and body position.