THE MIDDLE EAR

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fireblaze
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THE MIDDLE EAR

Post by fireblaze » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:29 am

I KNOW THAT THE INCUS, STAPES AND MACELLUS AMPLIFY SOUND (VIBRATION) SO THAT THE COCHLEA CAN TRANSDUCE THE ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY. HOW DO THESE THRE BONES AMPLIFY SOUND?

PLEASE CORRECT ANY ERRORS

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Post by SU_reptile » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:10 am

INCUS, STAPES AND MACELLUS
It's malleusn (hammer), incus (anvil) & stapes (stirrup) :wink: .

As I remember, they start vibrating - each ossicle enhances vibration of the next one.

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Post by mith » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:26 pm

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