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Ligaments of Auditory Ossicles (Left)
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Ligaments of Auditory Ossicles (Left)

Ligamenta ossiculorum auditus

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The auditory ossicles (i.e., the incus, malleus, and stapes) are connected to the tympanic walls by numerous ligaments. These ligaments either act as attachments to the tympanic walls with central bands of strong collagen fibers, or as conduits for blood vessels and nerves.

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Auditory Ossicle

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The three auditory ossicles—the malleus, incus, and stapes—are the bones that transmit and amplify air vibrations from the tympanic membrane to the inner ear.

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Auditory Ossicles: What Are They, Location, Function, and More

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The auditory ossicles—malleus, incus, and stapes—are three small bones in the middle ear that transmit air vibrations from the outer ear into the inner ear, so they can be processed as sound

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