For anatomists, the word “ear” has a slightly different meaning than for other people. In reality, the ear is an extremely complicated organ with three components: the outer ear middle ear, and finally the inner ear.

A normal person will call the ear with only the visible portion of the ear that has the familiar appearance of the Auricle.

Along with the auricle itself, the external auditory canal is also known as the ear’s outer part. It is also a space that is separate from the canal of the ear through the membrane of the tympanic. The middle ear is linked to the pharynx through an auditory tube. This is the reason for this connection that each person on earth has suffered from an unpleasant condition known as Otitis Media – irritation of the middle ear. This is due to the fact that the infection can easily spread from the pharynx to the auditory tube.


The ear’s inner part is a canal system that is so complex that anatomists have called it the labyrinth. The canals that line the inner ear are lined with fluid that vibrates in response to the sound waves of auditory.

As fans of the plastic anatomy are particularly interested in the external ears, or more specifically its component, which is known as the auricle.

The auricle is the largest part that is the auditory organ. Its shape assists to record different sounds.

The auricle consists of skin, cartilage, and adipose tissue. Nearly all of the auricle’s structure is formed by cartilage except for the earlobe. It is the skin layer that protects the tissues of the fatty layer across both ends. The absence of cartilage makes this part of the ear ideal for piercing the holes to which earrings are anchored. If you are someone who enjoys big and bulky earrings, this region may be quite big and stretched.

The opening that allows sound to reach the inner ear is known as the auditory external opening. On the front, it’s restricted by a round cartilaginous protrusion called known as a”tragus. To the left of the tragus is a cartilaginous protrusion that is the antitragus.


The swelling of cartilage tissue that is covered by skin, and which on the outside covers the entire auricle, excluding the earlobe and tragus. This is known as the Helix. On the inside of the ears, there’s an identical thickening process – antihelix. It’s fairly easy to remember, isn’t it? The top of the antihelix is divided into two parts. A small triangular fossa appears between these two legs of the antihelix.

Different people have different ear shapes. If you’re depicting a person who is involved in grappling or mixed martial arts you could draw ears that are deformed – this is typically the case with fighters. The characters of fairy tales often feature ears that are pointed and long.

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