Once sound waves strike the tympanic membrane, vibrations are transferred to the three bones of the middle ear (which are called?). These vibrations are then converted into fluid waves within the _________ duct as the smallest bone in the human body vibrates against the oval window.
The Malleus, Incus and Stapes are the names of the ossicles. The stapes is the smallest bone in the body and rests on the oval window. The oval window "looks into" the Vestibular duct. The vestibular duct is where sound waves, converted to vibrations and finally to fluid waves, enter the inner ear.