ear canal


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ear canal either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membrane
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In literature:

Never insert into the ear canal the corners of towels, ear spoons, the ends of toothpicks, hairpins, or any other pointed instruments.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
It's the canals in the inner ear that do most of it, you know.
"Spacehounds of IPC" by Edward Elmer Smith
Then pull the lobe of the ear outward and backward so as to straighten the canal.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
The internal ear consists of a central sac, from which three semicircular canals spring.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
The concha and =Meatus=, or canal, comprise the external ear, which is separated from the middle ear by the =Drum Membrane=.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
Never put drops nor anything else into the ear canal.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
The insect generally drowns in the oil and floats to the opening of the ear canal.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
To locate the ear the observer must sometimes scrape away some of the skin to expose the unpigmented ear canal beneath it.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
They walked together along the Canal, and the futile conversation fell like balm on Victoria's ears.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
The very tortuous cavity of the inner ear, comprising the vestibule, semicircular canals, and the cochlea.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison

In news:

John Fleischacker gets to see the inner workings of his ear canal as audiologist Jennifer Edmonds uses a video otoscope to perform a screening during SIU Men's Night Out at Springfield High School Thursday.
Healthy ear canal skin has an acidic pH.
Evidence suggests that reacidification of the ear canal may lead to resolution of otitis externa.
Cholesterol granuloma of the external ear canal : A rare presentation.
In fact, using either rubber eartips in various sizes, or foam eartips that expand to fit any size ear canal , canalphones are designed to seal your ear canal s closed, blocking external noise—much like a pair of earplugs.
Metastasis of colonic adenocarcinoma to the external ear canal : An unusual case with a complex pattern of disease progression.
Cholesterol granuloma of the external ear canal: A rare presentation.
Melanoma of the external ear canal.
Sennheiser is expanding its broad line of noise-canceling travel headphones with the CXC 700 (MSRP $319.95) ear-canal phone.
Still, it's fair to say that most people aren't familiar with in-ear-canal headphones , which differ considerably from traditional headphones in terms of fit, sound quality, and use.
The eardrum (tympanic membrane) separates the ear canal from the middle ear.
Evidence suggests that reacidification of the ear canal may lead to resolution of otitis externa .
From fossil humans to dinosaurs, researchers have often reconstructed the kind of head movements prehistoric animals were capable of by looking at the anatomy of semicircular canals within the ear.
On Saturday, LSU Coach Les Miles attempted to access his brain through his right ear canal.
A man whose ear had itched for two months turned out to have mites crawling in his ear canal, a new case report says.

In science:

In collaboration with Oticon A/S a large hearing aid manufacture he received his industrial PhD degree in ’Shape and Deformation Analysis of the Human Ear Canal’ in 2009 from the department of Informatics and Mathematical Modelling at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
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When the sound, as a series of alternating compressions and rarefactions of air, propagates and reaches our ears, the variation of pressure in the air is transferred via external ear and ear canal to the ear drum, ear bones, and cochlea in the inner ear where the vibration signal is processed.
Music in Terms of Science
It appears that the human ear is most sensitive between 2 kHz and 5 kHz, largely due to the resonance of the ear canal and the transfer function of the ossicles of the middle ear.
Music in Terms of Science
The nervous system may rely on inputs from e.g. muscle spindles, joint receptors, vestibular sensors in the inner ear (semicircular canals, otolithic organs), gravity receptors in the trunk, plus visual cues.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling