auditory apparatus


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Noun1.auditory apparatus - all of the components of the organ of hearing including the outer and middle and inner earsauditory apparatus - all of the components of the organ of hearing including the outer and middle and inner ears
apparatus - (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function; "the breathing apparatus"
auditory system - the sensory system for hearing
inner ear, internal ear, labyrinth - a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
external ear, outer ear - the part of the ear visible externally
middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum - the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
otology - the branch of medicine concerned with the ear
References in classic literature ?
The swimbladder has, also, been worked in as an accessory to the auditory organs of certain fish, or, for I do not know which view is now generally held, a part of the auditory apparatus has been worked in as a complement to the swimbladder.
They know that the Sagoths have a spoken language, but they cannot comprehend it, or how it manifests itself, since they have no auditory apparatus.
AEP represents a noninvasive, simple, objective method for evaluating the function of the peripheral auditory apparatus in infants and children.