11 Fun Facts About Hearing

Feb 6, 2017 | Hearing Aids

Ears grant a truly unique way of experiencing the world around us. It can affect how we learn and communicate and even keep us on our toes. At The Hearing Place, we think hearing is pretty amazing and quite interesting. Check out these fun facts about hearing below- we promise you’ll learn something cool!

Check out these 11 fun facts about hearing:

  1. Newborn babies’ middle ear is full of fluid and can impair their hearing slightly.
  2. A dog’s attention level can be determined by noticing its ears. Ears forward mean engaged. Pulled back ears mean friendly.
  3. Your ears don’t stop hearing when you sleep; your brain chooses to ignore the sound.
  4. Snakes hear through their jawbone, and fish hear through ridges on their body because neither have physical ears.
  5. You do not need to clean the wax out of your ears unless you have an abnormal condition. Ears push the excess wax out as required. However, if you have an earwax blockage, you’ll want to have it professionally removed.
  6. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  7. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
  8. Sound travels at the speed of 1,130 feet per second.
  9. A newborn baby’s entire hearing apparatus is slightly immature but responds best to high-pitched voices.
  10. The number one cause of hearing loss is exposure to excessively loud sounds (85 decibels or higher).
  11. In the inner ear, there are three small loops above the cochlea called semicircular canals. Like the cochlea, they are also filled with liquid and have thousands of microscopic hairs. When you move your head, the liquid in the semicircular canals moves, too, and helps you keep balance when in motion.

Sounds put joy and meaning into our days and give us a better life. At The Hearing Place, we believe hearing shouldn’t be a barrier to living a fulfilling and engaging life. So our specialists have been helping people, like you, hear again so you can stop feeling isolated and begin leading a more fulfilled and engaged life.

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