Sunday, May 27, 2012

Bony Labyrinth

The labyrinth is a bony cavity which is located in the petrous part of the temporal bone. Constituting the inner ear, the labyrinth is composed of the cochlea, canals, and vestibule. It contains the hair cells that pick up the acoustic vibrations coming into the ear from the outside world, transmitting it to the temporal lobe through the auditory nerve.