What Is The Smallest Bone In The Body?

 What Is The Smallest Bone In The Body?

What Is The Smallest Bone In The Body?

The smallest of the bones in the human body is the stapes, one of the ossicles of the ear. These are tiny bones which are concerned with the conduction of sound from the ear drum to the inner ear. Here the sound energy waves are converted to nerve impulses which the brain interprets as sound.

The ossicles are very important as they amplify the sound through a leverage action, making it easier to detect. Sometimes the ossicles stiffen with age, leading to deafness and tinnitus.

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