Diagnostic Audiology Guide : Evaluation of Hearing, Tinnitus, and Middle Ear Function (Paperback) (James
Osteoporosis can increase the likelihood of hearing loss study finds. Researchers attributed the increase to metabolic changes and possible degeneration of the ossicles, or tiny middle ear bones, which are integral to healthy ear function.
The three ossicles of the middle ear are called the malleus, incus, and stapes. The malleus, also known as the “hammer,” is one of the three bones that make up the inner or middle ear. It is the first bone of the middle ear and is closest to the ear drum and outer ear.The malleus is shaped like a hammer and this ossicle connects to the eardrum (outward side) and to the incus (inward side).Interestingly, the word malleus is latin for hammer.The primary function of the malleus is the…
Age and Gender Effects on Wideband Absorbance in Adults With Normal Outer and Middle Ear Function
This image shows the anatomy of the outer, middle, and inner ear. The three ear ossicles are located in the middle ear (malleus, incus, and stapes). The stapedius and tensor tympani in the middle ear function to lower the volume of excessive sounds. The eustachian or auditory tube in the middle ear drains middle ear fluid. The auditory tube is more parallel in infants and not as parallel in adults. This is the reason why infants are more susceptible to ear infections.
Jan. 14, 2013 — Functionally deaf patients can gain normal hearing with a new implant that replaces the middle ear. The unique invention from the Chalmers University of Technology has been approved for a clinical study. The first operation was performed on a patient in December 2012.
Assessing Middle Ear Function in Infants (Paperback)