A Tour Of Inside The Ear
By Jayton Miller
Have you ever wondered what the inside of the ear is like? What are the things that actually allow us to hear sound? Find out all this and more in today’s article...
- General Function Of Inside The Ear
- Common Issues Of The Inner Ear
- Easy Ways To Help Prevent Infections Of The Inner Ear
General Function Of Inside The Ear:
The inside of the ear is classically known as the middle ear. It is an air filled cavity that contains many structures that are responsible for the transmission of sound waves into the inner ear to be interpreted as sound. The structures included in the middle ear are::
- Tympanic Membrane - The eardrum
- Malleus - First ossicle attached to the inner part of the eardrum
- Incus - Middle ossicle that attaches to the malleus and the stapes
- Stapes - The third ossicle furthest inside the ear that is connected to oval window of the inner ear.
- Fenestra Cochlea - An opening in the bone that separates the middle and inner ear covered by a secondary eardrum.
- Auditory/Eustachian Tube - A bony and cartilaginous tube that connecting the middle ear to the throat.
- Cochlea - Is where the receptors for hearing are located.
There are also two small muscles located in this area that help with the movement of the bones in the inner ear, the tensor tympani and the stapedius.
Common Issues Of The Inner Ear:
The inner ear is susceptible to infection via the eustachian tube. The eustachian tube is what connects the throat to the inner ear. This passageway is a route for possible infectants to get into the ear. If these infections are left untreated they can either travel up and start to effect the membranes of the brain or travel down and could possibly effect the bulb of the internal jugular vein.
If you suspect that you have an ear infection it is best to seek medical advice for it as soon as possible to avoid the potential for the infection to get much worse.
Read More: How The Ear Controls Our Balance
Easy Ways To Help Prevent Infections Of The Inner Ear:
Eating things that are natural antibacterial agents, and things that help to keep the eustachian tubes relatively clear is going to help prevent ear infections over time. Some naturally occurring antibacterial foods that you can incorporate into your diet to help prevent infection of the inner ear are:
- Raw Carrots
- Raw Honey
- Manuka Honey
- Well Cooked White Button Mushrooms
- Cooked Bamboo Shoots
- Coconut Oil
- Olive Oil
- Cranberry Juice
Incorporating some of these foods in your diet in combination with daily movement practices will help prevent infections of the inner ear, as well as the rest of the body. I suggest adding these into your daily thermo diet regimen to get the best possible benefits. To learn more about the thermo diet make sure to check out the UMZUfit platform. This is UMZU’s educational platform filled with courses, books, and a community of people all looking to take steps to a better version of themselves. Check it out today here!
Inside the ear is an important part of the body to pay attention to. Keeping your diet and lifestyle in check to help support proper bodily functions such as detoxification and immune function is crucial. This is especially true when it comes to the inner ear as it susceptible to infection. Knowing how this part of the ear is structured can help in this journey.