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Nov 4th, 2008 at 01:12 GMT
These are totally different ear parts from what I learned in school. P.S. except for one that I forgot the name of.
Dec 14th, 2008 at 19:37 GMT
Your terms are restrictive and not consistently layman or medical terminology. Example: If you use eardrum (but not tympanic membrane), then ear canal should be used and not auditory canal. Furthermore, auditory canal is not completely accurate. That is the external auditory canal (or external auditory meatus).
Jan 4th, 2009 at 19:06 GMT
I thought hammer, anvil, and stirrups were parts of the ear. Also, I totally agree that ear canal shold count.
Jan 28th, 2009 at 16:50 GMT
The elliptical window is also called the oval window. Hammer, anvil, and stirrup are very acceptable names for the bones, and are often the names given in textbooks that want to avoid the Latin.
Feb 11th, 2009 at 14:30 GMT
Rather disappointing how specific they are looking for. Especially when the accepted answers are so far from what advanced science books teach.
Apr 6th, 2009 at 19:47 GMT
in U.S. elliptical window = oval window; circular window=round window. I don't know where you got those other names. Arrow labeled malleus is pointing to the epitympanum (attic). You're missing very important structures: vestibule, utricle, saccule, cochlear aqueduct, vestibular aqueduct, internal auditory canal, etc. [As you might guess from my screen name, I am a radiologist; I deal with these structures daily]
Apr 13th, 2009 at 06:00 GMT
if ear drum is one, ear lobe should be accepted....not just lobule
May 13th, 2009 at 01:09 GMT
I agree with everyone else. The common names of the middle ear bones should be acceptable because it shows that you know exactly what they are. Also, as otolith points out, the inconsistency in the terms is pretty lame.
May 13th, 2009 at 16:08 GMT
i learnt round and oval windows as acceptable names. plus the common name for the lower part of the ear is the lobe rather than lobule and I found it harsh that this couldnt be typed in
Jun 24th, 2009 at 19:39 GMT
Unfortunately, I have to agree. Quiz fail. Never too late to fix it though.
Nov 19th, 2009 at 23:23 GMT
What about the "oval window" and the "round window"?
Dec 20th, 2009 at 23:16 GMT
As a medical student, I have only ever been taught oval and round windows (not elliptical and circular). Also you should accept external auditory meatus for the auditory canal.
Dec 29th, 2009 at 10:19 GMT
i have to completely agree with the above comments. plus i would like to add that the auditory nerve can also be called the cochlear nerve. in addition, the eustachian tube is sometimes referred to as simply the auditory tube. figuring out what particular terms were needed was confusing and frustrating.
Jan 6th, 2010 at 06:28 GMT
I learned that the hammer, anvil, and stirrup were the ossicles. And I thought for sure that would be the term used here.
Feb 3rd, 2010 at 00:32 GMT
hammer, anvil and stirrup are the ossicles... A.K.A malleus, incus and stapes. And i agree with WCRoentgen, in the UK its the oval and round window too. As for Mr. Freeze, i learnt those names at A level, the answers are hardly specific...
Feb 3rd, 2010 at 21:47 GMT
Bonus - what bones did the malleus, and incus originally form from? Malleus was articulate, incus was quadrate. The stapes already existed when mammals diversified.
Mar 3rd, 2010 at 03:13 GMT
I think if you took interest in testing your knowledge on this quiz you would have learned the appropriate terminology for the anatomy of the ear. My only quaff with the quiz is, if you look up semicircular canals, it is often spelled as one word or use with a hyphen not as two separate words.
Jun 1st, 2010 at 23:01 GMT
you should accept the nonscientific names for the bones
Sep 2nd, 2010 at 02:35 GMT
As an audiologist...I approve. Loved it!
Jun 10th, 2012 at 22:54 GMT
Well, killerbill, it does accept at least one nonscientific term for the bones, sort of: I tried "stirrup" and for some bizarre reason it gave me the elliptical window (but not the stapes).
On the other hand, it wouldn't accept tympanum (either spelling). So in a sense the quizmaker was having the best (lol), of both worlds, the scientific and the popular.
Sporcle definitely needs a method for depublishing lousy quizzes, if they're not going to bother fixing errors that are pointed out.
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