Ear-Tympanic Membranes

The tympanic membrane is a vital feature of the human ear, and is more commonly known as the eardrum. It is a thin, circular layer of tissue that marks the point between the middle ear and the external part of the ear. It is approximately 0.1mm thick, around a third of an inch in diameter, and has a mass of around 14 mg.The tympanic membrane function is to assist in human hearing. Patients with ruptured or missing tympanic membranes have extreme difficulty in hearing.



Simulation Type

Condition, Using photorealistic graphics

Gender Specific

No, Common for both genders

Conditions Simulated



     Chronic suppurative otitis media

     Serous otitis media



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