Speak With An ENT About Your Ears Today
The eyes are said to be the windows into one�s soul; however, the ears are the gateway to optimum physical health.� A health care professional is able to tell a lot about what is going on by the health of the ear � our ears hold the answers regarding many physical ailments.
The ear is a very sensitive, yet advanced organ of the human body.� Its main function is to transmit sound to the brain.� The three major parts of the ear are the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear.� All parts of the ear help in the hearing process.� Sound comes in through the outer ear and vibrates through the middle ear.� This vibration continues traveling to the inner ear, where nerve impulses send messages to the brain.� The inner ear is also the area that controls our balance.� Excess water buildup or an infection can affect the inner ear and cause dizziness.
A few things you may not know about ears:
- They are always working, even while you sleep.� Although your ears can never be �turned off�, your brain does not process the sound in the same manner that it does while you are awake.
- The smallest bones in your body are in your ears.
- Earlobes never stop growing.
- Ears help with taste.� Of course you don�t eat with your ears, but they do play a role in transmitting taste signals to the brain.� It is for this reason, that taste and flavor can be affected if there is a problem with your ears.
- The human ear can hear frequencies as low as 20 Hertz (Hz), and as high as 20,000Hz.
The inner ear, known as the cochlea, is the size of a pea and shaped like a snail�s shell.� If it could be straightened, it would be a 31.5 mm long tiny tube.
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