About ear
An ear is the organ that enables hearing and, in mammals, body balance using the vestibular system. In mammals, the ear is usually described as having three parts—the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. The outer ear consists of the pinna and the ear canal. Since the outer ear is the only visible portion of the ear in most animals, the word "ear" often refers to the external part alone. The middle ear includes the tympanic cavity and the three ossicles. The inner ear sits in the bony labyrinth, and contains structures which are key to several senses: the semicircular canals, which enable balance and eye tracking when moving; the utricle and saccule, which enable balance when stationary; and the cochlea, which enables hearing. The ears of vertebrates are placed somewhat symmetrically on either side of the head, an arrangement that aids sound localisation.

Ear

woman with silver stud earring
woman with silver stud earring
grayscale photo of round button
grayscale photo of round button
girl in gray tank top
girl in gray tank top
Stay straight. Serious otolaryngologist doing ear exam of little girl being in consulting room
Stay straight. Serious otolaryngologist doing ear exam of little girl being in consulting room
person wearing stud earrings
person wearing stud earrings
person holding Apple EarPods
person holding Apple EarPods
man with green leaves on his ear
man with green leaves on his ear
man's face
man's face
close-up photo of woman's hair
close-up photo of woman's hair
Young redhead woman putting hearing aid in her ear while looking herself in the mirror at home
Young redhead woman putting hearing aid in her ear while looking herself in the mirror at home
flatlay photography of wireless headphones
flatlay photography of wireless headphones
woman wearing silver and white pearl earring
woman wearing silver and white pearl earring
side view of man's face
side view of man's face
woman with black hair and wearing black shirt
woman with black hair and wearing black shirt
woman silver-colored earring
woman silver-colored earring
Hearing loss and otitis treatment concept. Close up of female young patient having check up at ENT doctor. Unrecognizable otorhinolaryngologist looking at patients ear with otoscope
Hearing loss and otitis treatment concept. Close up of female young patient having check up at ENT doctor. Unrecognizable otorhinolaryngologist looking at patients ear with otoscope
red heart shaped wall decor
red heart shaped wall decor
brown and white rabbit
brown and white rabbit
shallow focus photography of white cat
shallow focus photography of white cat