auditory ossicle

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ossicles of the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear

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In his chapter on intelligent design, Geenen argues against Behe's irreducible complexity theory by providing evidence that the auditory ossicles and the panda's thumb are not irreducibly complex (p.
The middle ear contains the eardrum and the auditory ossicles, the small bones that transmit the eardrum vibrations to the inner ear.
Plastic surgeons, speech therapists, and otolaryngologists from Japan provide information on etiology and gene mutation; diagnosis, including imaging, audiometry, development of the auricle and external auditory canal and rib cartilage, bone-conduction auditory brainstem response and steady-state response, anomalies of the auditory ossicles, otitis media and subcutaneous abscess, and deciding on the position, timing, and method of surgery; surgical procedures, with illustrations and photos; intraoperative and postoperative complications like infection, necrosis, and facial nerve palsy; outcomes; management of postoperative wounds; hair removal; long-term hearing results; and psychological changes in patients.
The international team of researchers from institutions in the US, Italy and Spain, analyzed several auditory ossicles representing the early hominin species Paranthropus robustus and Australopithecus africanus.