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Definition of the noun ear canal

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  1. either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membrane

Alternative definition of the noun ear canal


  1. [anatomy] The tube or meatus running from the outer ear to the eardrum through which sound enters.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies (2010)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer Rolf

On examination of the ear canal, there is erythema and oedema. The absence of cerumen, a dull tympanic membrane and hyperkeratotic epithelium are characteristic of chronic otitis ...

Google previewDictionary of Veterinary Nursing (2016)

by Sue Guthrie, Denis Richard Lane, Sian Griffith

The middle ear consists of the chamber of the ear, within the tympanic part of the temporal bone, housing the auditory ossicles – the malleus, incus and stapes; it transmits sound from the external ear canal (across the tympanic membrane) to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Audiology (2016)

by Maryanne Maltby

A *canal hearing aid should be comfortably tight within the *external auditory meatus (ear canal) so that it remains secure and...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Perception (2010)

by E. Bruce Goldstein

membrane, is the boundary between the outer ear canal and the middle ear. On its inner side, the tympanic membrane is connected to one of a chain of small bones ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (A-Z Set) (2012)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

semicircular canals ear canal ossicIes (smaII bones) eustachian tube (to throat) Iouter ImiddIe Iinner ear ear ear The three main parts of the human ear are the outer, the middle, and the inner ear. The outer ear is divided into two main parts: the ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

The tragus is then pushed against the ear canal to ensure that the drops stay in the canal. eardrops [AS, eare + dropa], a topical, liquid form of medication for the local treatment of various conditions of the ear, such as inflammation or infection ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2013)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric Health and Social Care, Third Edition by Elizabeth A. Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Michael L. Malone, MD, Paul R. Katz, MD, Mathy Mezey, DSc, EdD, MED, BSN

The aid is essentially invisible, leaves the ear canal open, and can be fit in less than 30 minutes without an ear impression. Several manufacturers have marketed BTE hearing aids with built-in FM receivers. IN-THE-EAR (ITE) HEARING AID In ...

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