Pouch on caudal border (lateral helix) of ear -- formed by an indent called the lateral incisure in underlying auricular cartilage
The inner ear communicates with the pharynx by way of ____________.
Auditory tube (Eustacian tube)
the innermost part of the vertebrate ear. In mammals, it consists of the bony labyrinth, a system of passages comprising two main functional parts: - The cochlea, dedicated to hearing and the vestibular tube which is dedicated to balalce.
What is the purpose of the auditory tube?
equalize the pressure in the middle ear cavity with external, atmospheric pressure. If pressure is not equal on both sides of the tympanic membrane, there is a painful distortion of it
Malleus (hammer), incus (anvil), and stapes (stirrup). They amplify sound waves to the inner ear.