The pinna and external auditory canal form the outer ear, which is separated from the middle ear by. This is the tube that connects the outer ear to the inside or middle ear. Inner ear anatomy and physiology flashcards quizlet. Users may download and print one copy of any publication from the public portal for the purpose of private study. This book provides complete coverage of the subject describing the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, types of deafness, testing for deafness, methods of amelioration and management. Anatomy and physiology of the ear stanford childrens health. Part of the handbook of sensory physiology book series sensory, volume 5 1. Some questions you should be able to answer by the end of this lecture. Mechanical events resulting from sound, gravitational forces, and rotational acceleration are detected by the cochlea and vestibular organs within the inner ear. The middle ear acts to match the impedance difference between the air of the external environment to the fluid within the cochlea. The external ear collects sound pressure waves and funnels them toward the tympanic membrane.