Tuesday, November 16, 2021


We just learned about the Malleus and Incus, also called the hammer and anvil.

Another bone in the ear is the Stapes also called the stirrup.
This is the smallest bone in the human body, at about 3 millimeters.
It gets the name stirrup because it looks like a stirrup from a saddle used to ride a horse.

Just like the malleus and incus, when these bones move they also move the stapes and it sends the vibrations on toward the inner ear.

(from: wikipedia - stapes)

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