1.) Where is the auricle found and how what function does it play in your hearing?
A. Inner ear. This is where it transfers sound from the inner ear to the brain.
B. Outer ear. This is where it harnesses sounds and directs them to the middle ear. It’s also commonly known as the part of the ear that gets pierced during ear piercing.
C. Middle ear. This is where it transfers acoustic energy from compression waves in air to fluid–membrane waves within the cochlea.
D. Cochlea. This is where it transforms the sound into a neural message.
2.) What is the name of the external part of the outer ear that is visible on your head?
A. Eustachian tube
B. Round window
3.) What is a function of earwax?
A. It helps stop tinnitus.
B. There is no function. It clogs the ear, and makes it difficult to hear.
C. It improves hearing. Earwax works almost like mucus functions in the respiratory system and elsewhere. It catches foreign debris, lubricates the ear canal, flushes out dirt and serves as an antibacterial element. It will also seal the inside of the ear and stop water from entering it. Hearing can function on its own without the addition of earwax.
D. None of the above.
4.) What is the proper name for earwax?
A. Wax gland secretion
5.) Which Harvard physiologist was awarded a Nobel Prize for his work with cochlear mechanics?
A. Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz
B. Rütger Wever
C. Dennis Bray
D. Georg von Besky
6.) What are the names of the three bones that are found inside of your ear?
A. Ethmoid, Frontal, and Maxilla
B. Incisors, Canines, and Molars
C. Incus, Stapes, and Malleus
D. Carpal, Phalanges, and Metacarpal
7.) What common household item would you find ear wax on?
A. A book
B. Computer mouse
C. Light switch
D. Remote control
8.) What is another name for the eardrum?
A. Tympanic cavity
B. Auditory canal
D. Tympanic membrane.
9.) What is the rapid back and forth movement of the eyes associated with vertigo known as?
10.) In whales, what can be determined by the amount of earwax present?
A. Their I.Q.
B. Their age
C. Their hearing abilities
D. Their diet
Lets see how you did!
1.) Answer: B. Outer ear. The auricle harnesses sounds and directs them to the middle ear. It’s also commonly known as the part of the ear that gets pierced during ear piercing.
2.) Answer: D. Pinna. This part is composed of fatty tissue. It features the helix, antihelix, concha, tragus, and the lobe. It harnesses sound, which then travels through the middle ear.
3.) Answer: C. Improves hearing. Ear wax works almost like mucus functions in the respiratory system and elsewhere. It catches foreign debris, lubricates the ear canal, flushes out dirt and serves as an antibacterial element. It will also seal the inside of the ear and stop water from entering it. Hearing can function on its own without the addition of ear wax.
4.) Answer: B. Cerumen
5.) Answer: D. Georg von Besky
6.) Answer: C. Incus, Stapes, and Malleus
7.) Answer: A book. Many bodily fluids or similar fluids, were utilized as ink pigment.
8.) Answer: D. Tympanic membrane
9.) Answer: C. Nystagmus. The inner ear has a vestibular section that is responsible for balance and eye stabilization.
10.) Answer: B. Their age
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