Human Ear Canal – VIII

Changes to the ear canal occur resulting from the aging process. Additionally, there are issues that must be considered when placing auditory (or other) devices into the ear canal. This is the last in the eight-part series on the human ear canal. Ear Canal Physiology – General Previous posts have provided data showing the distance between…

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The Human Ear Canal – VII

The six previous posts on the human ear canal focused primarily on its dimensions. This post is directed toward non-dimensional features of the ear canal that lead to an understanding of the tissue, blood supply, and innervation of the ear canal.   Skin Lining and Substructure The skin lining of the osseous (bony) canal is…

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