EarRumble: Discreet Hands- and Eyes-Free Input by Voluntary Tensor Tympani Muscle Contraction
1.8 Step 10. Tensor tympani muscle
Tensor tympani muscle II 2 minutes II II Anatomy II
Middle Ear Myoclonus - Irregular Clicking Sound in the Ear
The tensor tympani is a muscle within the ear, located in the bony canal above the osseous portion of the auditory tube. Its role is to damp loud sounds, such as those produced from chewing, shouting, or thunder. Because its reaction time is not fast enough, the muscle cannot protect against hearing damage caused by sudden loud sounds, like explosions or gunshots.