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external auditory canal

the passage leading inward through the tympanic portion of the temporal bone, from the auricle to the tympanic membrane; it consists of fibrocartilaginous outer and bony inner portions lined with thin skin medially and thicker skin with ceruminous glands, hair follicles, and subcutaneous fat laterally.

ex·ter·nal a·cous·tic me·a·tus

[TA]
the passage leading inward through the tympanic portion of the temporal bone, from the auricle to the tympanic membrane; it consists of a bony (inner) portion and a fibrocartilaginous (outer) portion, the cartilaginous external acoustic meatus.

ear canal

n.
The narrow, tubelike passage through which sound enters the ear; the external auditory canal.

ear canal

n.
The narrow, tubelike passage through which sound enters the ear. Also called external auditory canal.
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Ahmed Alamadi added: "In most cases, the ear canal does not need to be cleaned.
The acidity of the vinegar alters the pH of your ear canal, making it a less hospitable place for bacteria to thrive.
Bacteria grow and the ear canal gets red and swollen.
Photos have surfaced of the spider lodged in the woman's ear canal that show the creature's eyes and front legs.
If bacteria gets into the ear canal it can affect the delicate skin around the area.
Prior to these two clinical trials in seasonal affective disorder, Valkee has presented that the human brain responds to light via ear canal (fMRI data on activation of brain networks presented at ISMRM 2011) and that the human brain, not just the visual system, is sensitive to light (localization of OPN3 photoreceptor proteins broadly in 18 brain sites presented at Scandinavian Physiology Society Annual Meeting 2011).
3-8) We report three members of a family who presented with conductive hearing loss caused by a bony bar between the head of the stapes and the posterior ear canal wall (figure 1).
Otitis Externa: infection of the outer ear and ear canal
It is also caused by an infection, or by an allergic reaction to something that comes into contact with the external ear canal.
Mack's Roll Ups Wallet Earplugs are designed to fit any size ear canal, large or small.
A EARWAX is an oily substance produced by glands at the entrance to the ear canal.
Earwax comes from glands, or organs that make and secrete chemicals, in the skin of your outer ear canal.