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An ear is the organ that enables hearing and, in mammals, body balance using the vestibular system. 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 localization.

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Organizations relating to Ear

International Veterinary Ear, Nose and Throat Association
Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum / Helsinki, Finland / Est. 1926
Balkan Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery / Est. 2001
Société internationale francophone d'ORL et de chirurgie cervico-faciale / Paris, France / Est. 1988
International Academy of Equilibrium Researchers / Uppsala, Sweden / Est. 1960
European Academy of Otology and Neuro-Otology / Nijmegen, Netherlands / Est. 1996
ASEAN Academy of Neurotology Otology and Audiology / Bangi, Malaysia
Inner Ear Biology / Tübingen, Germany
Hearing International / Aurora CO, USA / Est. 1993
International Center for Otologic Training / Savannah GA, USA
Prosper Ménière Society / Little Rock AR, USA / Est. 1981
ASEAN Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Société d'oto-rhino-laryngologique du Maghreb arabe
International Society of Otoneurology / Paris, France
Society for the Promotion of International Oto-Rhino-Laryngology / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1969
International Congress on Radiology in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology / Paris, France
International Symposium: Neurological Surgery of the Ear and Skull Base / Sarasota FL, USA
Société d'oto-neurologie de langue française / Lyon, France
IFOS Standing Committee for Audiovisual Education / Rome, Italy / Est. 1973
Far East Otological Training Centre / Bangkok, Thailand
Congrès internationaux d'otologie
Pan-American Associations of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Broncho-Oesophagy
Mediterranean Society of Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians
International Agency for the Promotion of Ear Care / Est. 1984
Latin American Otological Training Center
Société internationale d'otologie pratique / Deuil-la-Barre, France
Société Internationale d'Otologie et d'Otoneurochirurgie de Langue Française / Lille, France
Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society / Budapest, Hungary / Est. 1974
International Ménière Federation / Est. 1991
International Society for Auricular Reconstruction / Est. 2012
International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies / Bratislava, Slovakia / Est. 1965
Politzer Society / Milwaukee WI, USA / Est. 1978
Pan American Association of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery / Rosario, Argentina / Est. 1946

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World Problems relating to Ear

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Vestibular disorders
Ménière's disease
Acoustic trauma

Action Strategies relating to Ear

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Avoiding damage to ears
Studying diseases of the ear

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