Ear FAQs:

Q: Is ear the organ of hearing and?

A: Yes, and in mammals, balance.

Q: Is ear supplied by the mastoid branch of either the occipital or posterior auricular arteries and the deep auricular artery?

A: Yes, and a branch of the maxillary artery.

Q: Is ears a characteristic of some creatures in folklore such as the French croquemitaine?

A: Yes, and Brazilian curupira or Japanese earth spider.

Q: Is ear supplied by a number of arteries?

A: Yes.

Q: Is ears also found in the science fiction genre?

A: Yes, for example among the Vulcan and Romulan races of the Star Trek universe and the Nightcrawler character from the X-Men universe.

Q: Is ears a common characteristic of many creatures in the fantasy genre?

A: Yes, and including elves, faeries, pixies, hobbits, or orcs.

Q: Is ear usually described as having three parts—the outer ear?

A: Yes, and middle ear and the inner ear.

Q: Is ear done in stages?

A: Yes, and with planning for any possible repairs of the rest of the ear.

Q: Is ear supplied by the anterior tympanic branch of the maxillary artery?

A: Yes, the stylomastoid branch of the posterior auricular artery; the petrosal branch of middle meningeal artery; and the labyrinthine artery, arising from either the anterior inferior cerebellar artery or the basilar artery.

Q: Is ear filled with liquid?

A: Yes, and contain a sensory epithelium that is studded with hair cells.

Q: Is ear susceptible to frostbite as well as skin cancers?

A: Yes, and including squamous-cell carcinoma and basal-cell carcinomas.

Q: Is ear separated from the air-filled tympanic cavity of the middle ear by the eardrum?

A: Yes.

Q: Is ear the only visible portion of the ear in most animals?

A: Yes, and the word "ear" often refers to the external part alone.

Q: Was ears published in the medical literature by Ernst Dieffenbach in 1845?

A: Yes, and the first case report in 1881.

Q: Is ear compensated for mainly by the ability to easily turn the head on a horizontal plane?

A: Yes, and an ability which is not common to most monkeys—a function once provided by one structure is now replaced by another.

Q: Is ear called an otoplasty?

A: Yes.