Our ears are truly remarkable. How we hear, the transformation of energy into nerve impulses delivered to the brain for analysis, interpretation and response, amazes us everyday. But sometimes the true beauty of the structures can stop us in our tracks.
New scanning methods, hi resolution cameras and the vision of a medical professional can turn something we take for granted into something quite remarkable.
Here is a photograph taken by Dr. Sunil Narayan Dutt with a fibre optic camera taking a picture of the middle ear bones (ossicles) and looking out through the eardrum to the outside world.