Middle Ear Anatomy

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The middle ear (ME) and contents serve to transmit external sound energy to the components of the inner ear. Sound pressure applied to the ear drum (tympanum) creates motion which is transmitted through the ossicles to the oval window. The oval window membrane is the interface with the inner ear. The inner ear is where motion is translated to neural signals.

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The dilator tubae contracts to close the opening of the eustachian tube.


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