1. Fish do not have any ears but they can hear by the changes of pressure through the ridges on their body.
2. The ear’s malleus, incus and stapes (also commonly known as the hammer, anvil and stirrup) are the smallest bones in then body. All three bones can fit together on a penny.
3. The ear continues to hear sounds even when we are sleeping.
4. Dogs can hear at much higher frequencies than humans.
5. Ears not only help us to hear, but also aid our balance via the semi circular canals.
6. Snakes can hear through their jaw bone and through a traditional inner ear. In essence, snakes have two types of hearing mechanisms, which also helps them hear and catch prey.
7. Sitting in front of the speakers at a pop or rock concert can expose you to 120 decibels, which will begin to damage hearing after only seven and a half minutes. This kind of hearing loss is known as a noise induced hearing loss
8. Thirty-seven percent of children who have a minimal hearing loss will fail at least one grade.
9. Male mosquitoes hear with thousands of tiny hairs that grow on their antennae.
10. The human ear is the only skin lined dead end in the body, the eardrum being the dead end.
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