Fun Facts about your Hearing

Want to know a few fun facts about your hearing? You’ve come to the right place. Take a look at the following important facts about your hearing that you might be interested in knowing. You’ll be glad that you learned this information.

New Technology

Today hearing aids have changed considerably. In fact, some use a microchip to produce crystal clear sounds for you. The cost of the new Bluetooth technology is more than the cost of the typical hearing aid, but it is money well spent.

Bones in the Ear

There are several bones in the ear. These small bones are also the smallest in the middle ear and are known as ossicles. Those bones include the malleus, the incus, and stapes.

Tiny Hairs Help you Hear

Did you know that tiny hairs are found inside of your ears? These tiny ears are found deep within the ear and help you hear clearly. If you lose the hairs, you also lose your hearing.

No Q-Tip Needed

Many people use cotton swabs to clean their ears out but the truth is, they’re really not needed. The middle ear will push the excess wax from the ear that is not needed.

 

Damage your Hearing

You can easily damage your hearing. There are many causes of hearing loss, and one of them is exposure to loud noises and sounds. Any sound above 85 decibels on a regular basis can damage your hearing. It takes only one incident of noise to damage the ears, however.

Ears do more than Help you Hear

Your ears are used for hearing but that is not their only purpose. They also help you keep your balance when you’re walking and/or standing or sitting.

Some Creatures Hear without Ears

All living creatures have the capabilities of hearing but some do so without ears. Snakes, in fact, use their jawbones to hear and fish hear with changes in pressure.