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3 sections of the ear (How we hear)

Outer ear - acoustic energy
Middle ear - mechanical energy
Inner ear - neural energy

Signs and symptoms of ICP

Headache, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, unequal pupils, Cushing triad (Brady, increase in BP, chain stokes), confusion

3 small bones of the middle ear


Outline the physiology of hearing

1 Sound waves are gathered and funnelled by the pinna and ear canal.
2 Sound waves make the eardrum vibrate.
3 the eardrum makes the ossicles vibrate.
4 vibrating ossicles makes liquid in the cochlear move which stimulates the hair cells.
5 the hair cells send messages via the auditory nerve to the brain.

Methods to assess pain levels and the age groups

<5 use FLACC
5-7 use wong Baker
>8 years use analogue pain scale