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external ear

[ek¦stərn·əl ′ēr]
(anatomy)
The portion of the ear that receives sound waves, including the pinna and external auditory meatus.
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Using a combination of methods that included high-speed stereo vision and high-resolution tomography, the researchers from Virginia Tech and Shandong University have been able to reconstruct the three-dimensional geometries of the outer ears from live horseshoe bats as they deform in these short time intervals.
Auricular acupuncture therapy is based on the understanding that the outer ear represents all parts of the body.
During surgery on the 14-year-old girl, which took place a few weeks ago, the medical team took cartilage from other parts of the body and reshaped it to look identical to the outer ear.
Additionally, the Pseudomonas species is also associated with eye and outer ear infections.
Either as the complainant pulled away in pain or in a tearing action, a large part of the outer ear was removed," said Tim Gittins, prosecuting.
A membrane called the eardrum separates the middle and outer ear.
Otitis Externa: infection of the outer ear and ear canal
Ear problems of the outer ear are very common in dogs and can happen for lots of reasons; ear mites can be ons1e cause.
The technology consists of a sound processor, which is implanted behind the outer ear, and two transducers (the sensor and driver), implanted in the middle ear.
The hearing device uses the outer ear to naturally direct sound into the ear canal without the need for multiple channels or settings.