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Is this allowed?

" a stretched or tensioned tissue that resonates when sound waves strike its surface, causing mechanical stresses that are then transmitted by nerve receptors to the brain as sound."

They don't mention it in the episode. This isn't supposed to be a real world encylopedia, right? Maybe it should read:

The tympanic membrane is a part of the Ferengi ear. (DS9: "Bar Association")

That's all the canon thats in it. I've seen other articles where real world information is mixed in, but I've also seen articles where it is removed because "This isn't an encyclopedia." --Bp 03:13, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

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  • It seems the Ferengi tympanic membrane is fragile and prone to infection. This raises the question as to why the Ferengi would put their universal translator within their ears. To reset the translator a very small button needed to be pressed. Only a hairpin, or other small elongated object, could do that. (DS9: "Little Green Men") One wrong move and the tympanic membrane could be infected or worse be punctured. One possibility is that the structure of the external auditory meatus of Ferengi could be very different than the Human ear (much as the external appearance (pinna) is), allowing for the translator to be located further away from the tympanic membrane.

Removed the above as a nitpick; it apparently works for them or they wouldn't do it. 31dot (talk) 13:02, February 24, 2014 (UTC)

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