In my experience as a doctor seeing patients with ear, nose and throat problems, one thing I've always noticed is most people, including doctors, find the middle ear mysterious. Countless times I've been asked "does it lead to my brain?", "the other doctor said I had fluid behind my ear drum. What does that mean?" and other similar questions.

Even the most eloquent and descriptive doctor struggles to convey the shape and form of the middle ear, and so it is almost impossible to explain the problem. Patients are kept in the dark, unable to have an informed say in their treatment.

So I set to work creating an ear you can crawl into, in virtual reality, and here it is!