The Human Ear – The Auricle Part 2

This post is a second in a series related to the anatomy of the human ear, specifically on the pinna, or auricle (Figure 1).  Part 1 of this series started by identifying and defining the main external structural features of the auricle.  This post concentrates on two primary dimensions of the auricle – length and…

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The Human Ear

The Human Ear – Auricle/Pinna The human ear is an important defining feature of the human face.  It has subtle structures that convey signs of age and sex that are unmistakable, yet not easily defined. The anatomy of the external ear, also known as the auricle or pinna, is complex and remarkably inaccurately described by…

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