Audiology and Neurotology
The Science of Hearing and Balance
News and Features
Eaton-Peabody Laboratory of Auditory Physiology
at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary:
| EPL Imaging Resources: 3-D Virtual Models of the Human Temporal Bone and Related Structures |
The human temporal bone contains a large number of complex structures within a small space. This complex anatomy is a challenge for students in the basic science and medical disciplines. Computer-based 3D virtual models have the potential to become valuable tools for teaching and learning this anatomy. We have developed several such models and made them available as downloadable freeware for teaching and educational purposes. These models include the visible ear, temporal bone, round window and incudostapedial joint.