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How does the ear canal help me hear?

David M. Vernick, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
The ear canal is a mere inch long. It acts like an amplifier, boosting the sound's volume as it funnels the sound to the eardrum, or tympanic membrane.

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