interesting facts about hearing

October 15, 2009 | In: Medical facts

Crickets have their hearing organs in their knees.

Snakes do not have ears, but their tongues are sensitive to sound vibrations.

If you cannot carry on a conversation in the presence of noise, it is too loud for your ears and can potentially cause hearing loss.

Your ears are in charge of collecting sounds, processing them, and sending sound signals to your brain.

The whole area of the middle ear is no bigger than an M&M.

The hearing of a dog is more sensitive than humans. Dogs can hear much higher frequencies, which is why they respond to “silent” dog whistles.

One of every 1,000 infants is born totally deaf.

42% of adults suffer with some sort of balance problem at some point in time.

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