Outer ear section
The most important parts of the outer ear with pinna, ear canal, hair follicles, ceruminous glands and eardrum.
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In the membranous wall of the ear canal there are glands which produce cerumen (earwax). At the edge of the ear canal there are some small hairs, hair follicles, which serve as protection against foreign bodies.
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Helpful to distinguish outer, middle and inner ear.
Can be used, for example in a worksheet, for work together in class with the digital projector, as overhead transparency.
Relevant for teaching:
The human body
Structure and function of a sensory organ
Functions of senses