UN Sustainable Development Goals
The ear is the organ of hearing and, in mammals, balance. In mammals, the ear is usually described as having three parts—the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. The outer ear consists of the pinna and the ear canal. Since the outer ear is the only visible portion of the ear in most animals, the word "ear" often refers to the external part alone. The middle ear includes the tympanic cavity and the three ossicles. The inner ear sits in the bony labyrinth, and contains structures which are key to several senses: the semicircular canals, which enable balance and eye tracking when moving; the utricle and saccule, which enable balance when stationary; and the cochlea, which enables hearing. The ears of vertebrates are placed somewhat symmetrically on either side of the head, an arrangement that aids sound localisation.
Organizations relating to Ear
Environment Northern Seas Foundation / Est. 1992
World Organization for the Rights of Animals
International Center of Studies for the Protection of Human Rights
European Children's Film Association / Est. 1988
Environmental Mediation International / Est. 1978
Network of African Medical Anthropologists / Est. 1992
European Forum for Restorative Justice / Est. 2000
International Association of Planetology / Est. 1968
International Bureau of the Societies Administering the Rights of Mechanical Recording and Reproduction / Est. 1929
IIED América-Latina / Est. 1988
International Society for Invertebrate Neurobiology / Est. 1989
Association internationale pour la prévention de vol de bateaux
United Cement, Lime and Gypsum Workers International Union / Est. 1939
International Network for Urban Research and Action / Est. 1991
UNEP-DTIE Cleaner Production / Est. 1990
Give Kids The World - Europe / Est. 1993
Samarbetskommittén inom Norden för Tilförlitlighet of Miljöteknik
Nordic Machine Construction Society
Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives / Est. 2001
International Commission for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency / Est. 1952
Institute of World Economics and Politics, Hanoi / Est. 1983
Marie Schlei Association - Assistance for Women in Africa, Asia and Latin America / Est. 1984
UCSJ - Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union / Est. 1970
International Association of Prosecutors / Est. 1995
Latin American Information System on Trade and Environment
World Problems relating to EarFrom the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential
Acute otitis externa
Diseases of upper respiratory tract
Diseases of the ear
Threatened species of Callithrix geoffroyi
Threatened species of Callithrix aurita
Cancer of the nose, nasal cavities, middle ear and sinuses
Threatened species of Callithrix chrysoleuca
Necrotic ear syndrome of swine
Parasitic otitis externa
Dermatitis of the pinna
Atresia of ear
Action Strategies relating to EarFrom the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential
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