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The Ear

Robert Thayer Sataloff, Fred Minifie, Robert O'Brien
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Stop action animation and a video of the ear drum in action. Includes several cutaways and rollover descriptions from the outer ear to the Organ of Corti.

The Cochlea
This is a frame from the animation of sound traveling up to the cochlea apex and back down to the round window. The Inner Ear section includes several levels of sliced views, from the labyrinth down to the Organ of Corti. See animation of low, mid and high tones as they travel through the cochlea. Hear actual sounds played during the wave animation.

Ear Drum
This is a frame from the front view ear drum rollover. The Middle Ear section includes animation in fast, slow and step modes of the front and back view of the ear drum and of the ossicular chain. See a video of an actual ear drum. View an amazing comparison of the tiny bones of the incus and the stapes to a US 10 cent coin.

Explore the anatomy of the ear structure. Rollovers identify the different parts of the ear, with highlighted views showing the outer, middle & inner section of the ear. An animation show the parts in action as the sound travels through the acoustic meatus, vibrates the ear drum & ossicular chain, enters the labyrinth & generates a signal to the brain.

Support Card
A full color, plastic laminated card that details the ear processes. Included with the Ear software or available separately.

Minimum Requirements:
For Microsoft Windows: An Intel Pentium III 800 processor running Windows 98SE, 2000 SP1, XP SP2, or NT version 4.0 SP6 or later; 512 MB of installed RAM; and a color monitor

Soundcard with MIDI
QuickTime 5.0 or better (latest version installed during setup, Mac assumes prior install)
Free space on hard drive 100 MB

About The Authors

Robert Thayer Sataloff

Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS, is professor and chairman in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and senior associate dean for Clinical Academic Specialties at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also adjunct professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University; as well as on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts. Dr. Sataloff is a professional singer and singing teacher and served as conductor of the Thomas Jefferson University Choir for nearly four decades. He holds an undergraduate degree in Music Theory and Composition from Haverford College, medical degree from Jefferson Medical College–Thomas Jefferson University, and doctor of musical arts in voice performance from Combs College of Music. He completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and fellowship in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sataloff is chairman of the boards of directors of the Voice Foundation and the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Voice and Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, associate editor of the Journal of Singing, and on the editorial boards of numerous otolaryngology journals. He has written more than 700 publications, including 40 books. His medical practice is limited to care of the professional voice and otology/neurotology/skull base surgery.

Fred Minifie


Robert O'Brien

Founder, Blue Tree Publishing, Inc.

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