The ear is an organ designed for hearing, having three main parts; the external ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. Which all have different but important features.
Here are certain facts about the human ear.
- The human ear is divided into three parts – the outer, the middle and the inner ear, and each part has its own function.
- The ear has three very small bones. They are the ossicles in the middle ear and they are: the Stapes, the malleus and the incus and are also known as the stirrup, hammer and the anvil.
- If you lose the tiny hairs inside your ear, you could loose your hearing as your sense of hearing is dependent on those tiny hairs.
- Your ear never stops hearing sounds even when you sleep. Your brain just blocks out incoming sounds.
- You do not need to clean wax out of your ears unless you are experiencing an unusual condition. The ear pushes out excess wax on its own.
- Ever wondered why every time you have cold, you lose your voice? Well, that’s because the middle ear is connected to the throat through the Eustachian tube. The Eustachian tube is responsible for striking equilibrium between atmospheric pressure and body pressure.
- Though it has been earlier stated that the ear is an organ designed for hearing, they also help to keep balance.
- You can have strange feelings or slightly go deaf when you go up on a high mountain. This is as a result of the Eustachian tube failing to maintain pressure and thus resulting in discomfort, dizziness, ear pain and so on.
- Humans are capable of hearing sounds as low as 20 Hz and as high as 20,000 Hz.