Did you know that we can grow crystals in our ear?

BPPV is a mechanical problem in the inner ear. It occurs when some of the calcium carbonate crystals (otoconia) that are normally embedded in gel in the utricle become dislodged and migrate into one or more of the 3 fluid-filled semicircular canals, where they are not supposed to be.

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“Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an eardrum (red). The eardrum, or tympanic membrane, is located in the middle ear. It joins the inner ear through three tiny bones called the ossicles (malleus, incus and stapes). The malleus (centre) is attached to the inner eardrum. It articulates with theincus (right), which, in turn, links to the stapes (not seen).

The middle ear transforms sound into vibrations in the fluid of the inner ear, which are then sent as nerve signals to the brain.

This procedure enables you to process the sonic waves of whatever hits your ear and, therefore, recognize voices, noise or music!”

Image by Steven Gschmeissner

Text: Daily Anatomy