The Middle Ear: Structures & Functions Video


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Which of the following is the basic job of your middle ear?

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1. What is the name of the thin membrane that separates your outer ear from your middle ear?

2. This tube connects your middle ear to your nose and throat and helps your ears to 'pop' when you go up in elevation.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will measure how much you know about the workings of the middle ear. Topics you'll need to know in order to pass the quiz include the basic job of your middle ear and the name of the thin membrane that separates your outer ear from your middle ear.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will quiz you on the following:

  • The name of the tube that connects your middle ear to your nose and throat
  • Which ossicle is connected to the eardrum
  • What the three bones of the middle ear are called

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about the inner ear
  • Information recall - access the information you've acquired regarding membranes and ossicles associated with the ear
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose, structure, and inner workings of the middle ear

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, please review the accompanying lesson called The Middle Ear: Structures & Functions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn in greater detail about the three parts that make up the ear
  • Gain a better understanding of the purpose of the three bones located in the middle ear
  • Discuss how the brain and the ear work together to understand sound