How many pairs of ear ossicles are there?
3 pairs. Each ear has three ossicles : Malleus, Incus, Stapes.
There are three ossicles in each ear : Malleus, Incus, Stapes. As we have a pair of ears, so in total there are 6 ossicles, or 3 pairs of ossicles.
This diagram shows a section through ear. We can see the ear ossicles inside the middle ear.