Lungfish (image) Aarhus University Share Print E-Mail Caption The lungfish ear is a good model for the ears of the first terrestrial vertebrates. A new study shows that they are capable of detecting airborne sound despite not having a tympanic middle ear. Credit Photo: Christian Bech Christensen Usage Restrictions May be used in relation to this news release Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.