The ear is a very complex structure consisting of three sections – the outer, inner and middle ear. The outer ear is the visible part of the ear. It picks up vibrations from sounds and transmits signals to the middle ear. The middle ear takes these vibrations to the inner ear via three small bones. The inner ear contains the nerve endings that ultimately make hearing possible. The Eustachian tube connects the inner ear to the throat, allowing excess secretion to drain from the middle ear to the nose and throat. The information provided in this section is a basic summary of the complexities of ear conditions and healthcare for the ear. We invite you to contact us for additional information or to schedule an appointment.