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The three middle ear bones Ã¢ the ossicles Ã¢ are called the malleus, the incus and the stapes.
This, in turn, causes vibration of tiny bones in the middle ear (the ear ossicles ).
Fluid builds up inside the middle ear and goes sticky like glue.
Doctors treating chronic otitis media (or glue ear) often puncture the eardrum on purpose to drain pus from the middle ear.
In mammals the quadrate bone is incorporated into the middle ear as the malleus.