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Which one of the following statements is correct about the human ear ?

A
Membranous labyrinth is filled with perilymph
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The coiled portion of the labyrinth is called the Eustachian tube
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C
Reissner’s membrane separates scala vestibuli and scala media
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D
Organ of corti is located on reissner’s membrane
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Solution

The correct option is D Reissner’s membrane separates scala vestibuli and scala media
The labyrinth is the inner most part of the ear. It is divided into two parts, the bony and the membranous labyrinth. The coiled portion of the labyrinth is called cochlea.
The bony labyrinth is a series of channels. Inside these channels lies the membranous labyrinth, which is surrounded by a fluid called perilymph. The membranous labyrinth is filled with a fluid called endolymph. The reissner’s and basilar membrane, divide the surrounding perilymph filling the bony labyrinth into an upper scala vestibuli and a lower scala tympani. The space within cochlea called scala media is filled with endolymph. Reissner's membrane is present between scala vestibuli and scala media.


The Eustachian tube is a canal that connects the middle ear to the nasopharynx. It helps in equalising the pressures on either side of the eardrum.
The organ of corti is a structure located on the basilar membrane which contains hair cells that act as auditory receptors.

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