An ear was part of the humanoid anatomy, usually on either side of the humanoid head. Ears were primarily used for hearing. Tanya Adams once pretended to have her ear cut off by a laser scalpel during a mock-torture session. The Gand species possessed earholes. Most humanoid species' ears are located on or around the outer areas of the skull, and the sensitivity and range of sounds audible varies greatly among species. The three bones of the middle ear are the malleus, incus and stapes. The ear also has a tympanic membrane which is the connective tissue between the middle and external auditory canal. Human and sub-humans ears are typically mostly round, fleshy appendages, while elf ears are more typically longer than the humans.