Skip to main content

Military Health System

Clear Your Browser Cache

This website has recently undergone changes. Users finding unexpected concerns may care to clear their browser's cache to ensure a seamless experience.

Skip subpage navigation

External, Internal and Middle Ear (with labels)

  • Semicircular Canal: Vestibular Receptor-Cristae represent the Micro neuro anatomy that allow individuals to detect angular motion when we move about in space.
  • Vestibular (vestibule): Maculae presents the two structures—Saccule and Utricle. The utricle and saccule, which contain the cells that detect the linear acceleration of the head and position of the head in space (spatial orientation).
  • Cochlear: Micro cellular anatomy of the cochlea. The cochlear is formed by three membranous and fluid-filled chambers that run parallel to each other:
    • Scala vestibuli (SV)
    • Scala media (SM)
    • Scala tympani (ST)
    Each of the 3 chambers provide unique contributions to our hearing.

Ear with Labels 3-D Model

These models are useful for patient education, professional training and patient use. 

  • The interactive image below has a large file size and may take a long time to load on screen.
  • For best results, download the file (18.6 MB) to your computer and open the original file on your desktop computer.

Please share how you are using the 3-D Ear Model by contacting us at the Hearing Center of Excellence.

Last Updated: September 22, 2023
Follow us on Instagram Follow us on LinkedIn Follow us on Facebook Follow us on X Follow us on YouTube Sign up on GovDelivery