The Inner Ear: Sense of Balance and Hearing


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How many semicircular canals does each inner ear contain?

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1. The two parts of the inner ear responsible for your sense of balance are:

2. The bony labyrinth does NOT contain:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The human inner ear is a complex structure responsible for hearing and balance. This interactive worksheet and quiz will guide your understanding of the anatomy of the inner ear and the role the inner ear plays in interpreting sound, motion and balance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this lesson you will become familiar with the structures and functions of the inner ear including the:

  • Bony labyrinth
  • Role of the inner ear
  • Structure responsible for hearing
  • Parts responsible for balance

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - Accurately identify which part of the ear is responsible for the sensation of hearing
  • Defining key concepts - List all of the functions of the inner ear
  • Making connections - Understand how the inner ear is involved in maintaining balance
  • Reading comprehension - Ensure that you understand the parts of the bony labyrinth

Additional Learning

To understand the workings of the inner ear, review the lesson called The Inner Ear: Sense of Balance and Hearing. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the number and the function of the semicircular canals
  • Understand the parts of the bony labyrinth
  • List all of the functions of the inner ear
  • Explain what happens when sounds hits your ear