Fun Health Facts On Your Ears

Your ears are remarkable, complex and finely-tuned systems that allow you to hear our world.

Perhaps, some of you will already be familiar with these facts but a refresher course is always good – not just for knowledge but also for fun!

1. Let us start with something that everyone knows. Ears are organs designated for hearing.

But, did you know that there is a limit till which ears will behave properly. The moment a sound exceeds the natural hearing limit, our ears will buzz!

How about asking your friend to shout at his or her highest possible volume right into your ears? The result will be buzzzzzzzzzzzz or constant ringing in both ears.

2. Youur ear has 3 bones which are so small that they can be placed together on a penny.

These three bones are called stapes, malleus and incus. Fancy names, huh? Well, the first fellow, i.e. stapes is the smallest of these three bones.

3. The inner ear is the circumference of a pencil eraser.

4. Your sense of hearing depends on tiny hairs deep inside your ear.

If you lose these hairs, you lose your hearing. Ears Have More than 20,000 Hair Cells

5. You do not need to clean wax out of your ears unless you have an abnormal condition. Ears push excess wax out as needed.

6. Most individuals experiencing hearing loss are under the age of 65.

7. The number one cause of hearing loss is exposure to excessively loud sounds (85 decibels or higher).

8. Your hearing can be damaged permanently even after a single exposure to extremely loud noise (shotgun blast, explosion, etc.).

9. Your ears never stop hearing, even when you sleep. Your brain just ignores incoming sounds.

10. Your ears are more than just necessary for hearing; they also help you keep your balance when in motion or during movement.

11. Not all living creatures hear with ears. Snakes use jawbones, fish respond to pressure changes, and male mosquitoes use antennae.

12. Congestion in the nasal passages can affect the ear fluids and sensors, which can make you feel dizzy.

13. Ears Can Influence Taste. Your ear does not play a major role in your sense of taste the way your sense of smell does.

But because nerves pass through your middle ear enroute from the tongue to the brain, the ear can influence taste.

Some people who have had ear surgery or who have ear infections complain that their sense of taste has changed.

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