The Ear: Middle Structures and Hearing Functions


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The following is NOT an ossicle:

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1. The oval window:

2. The middle ear helps to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The ear is broken up into several different parts. This quiz focuses on testing you on the middle ear, its structure and how it helps you to hear.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This middle ear quiz tests your ability to:

  • Determine what is and is not an ossicle
  • Choose the most correct description of the function of the oval window
  • Recall what the middle ear helps to do
  • Remember the correct order of the ossicles from outer to inner-most

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most pertinent information found in the lesson on middle ear structures and hearing functions
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if something is or is not an ossicle
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired regarding the inner ear

Additional Learning

To learn more about the middle ear, take a look at the accompanying lesson called The Ear: Middle Structures and Hearing Functions. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • List the components of the external and middle ear
  • Explain the purposes of the three ossicles
  • Compare the oval window's function to the eardrum's function