Fun facts about hearing and the ears

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Have you heard any interesting facts about hearing and the anatomy of the human ear? 

Ears are two of the most amazing structures in the human body. Here are some fun facts about hearing and the ears that will surprise you and that you probably never knew.


Source: Cleveland Clinic

  1. Your ears contain the three smallest bones in the human body: the malleus, incus, and stapes. Together, these bones work to transmit sound vibrations to the brain. Breaking one of these bones can result in conductive hearing loss – a common type of hearing loss.
  2. Ears help the body maintain equilibrium. The inner ear contains fluid that sends signals to the brain about your body’s position and movement and helps you maintain balance.
  3. Ears are always working. Your ears never stop hearing, even while you’re asleep. You can never “turn off” your ears. Your ears will always hear and process sound, regardless of your state. Thus, your ears never get a day off!

Hear us out! Here is another fun fact. Did you know that MedPhysicals Plus offers audiology tests here in the state of Alaska for employers looking to protect their employees from hearing loss?

Our audiology testing services can help businesses in several ways. Firstly, they can help employers comply with OSHA regulations regarding noise exposure and hearing protection. Secondly, regular audiology testing can help identify employees who may be at risk of hearing loss, allowing employers to take proactive measures to prevent further damage. Finally, our audiology testing services can help businesses reduce their liability by providing them with documented evidence of their employees’ hearing status. Our team of qualified staff uses state-of-the-art equipment to evaluate employees’ hearing abilities and identify any potential hearing loss. We conduct comprehensive hearing assessments, including pure-tone testing, speech recognition testing, and middle ear analysis.

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