The human ear is more than just a hearing organ. It also helps us to maintain the equilibrium of our body. Its main function is to detect, transmit, and transducer the sound to the human brain. It also takes care of the coordination of head and eye movements. Human ear detects the sound but it also has its own limits.
Parts of Human Ear: –
There are total three parts in human ear: –
- Outer Ear: – It is the external part of the ear. It collects sound waves and directs these waves into the ear. This part is also known as the auricle.
- Middle Ear: – The thin tympanic membrane forms the boundary between the outer ear and the middle ear. It is semi-transparent.
- Inner Ear: – There are two labyrinths of the inner ear membranous labyrinth and bony labyrinth. The vestibular system is an important part that keeps it balanced.
Fun Facts: –
- Our ears never stop working, not even in our sleep. We do not remember things because at that time our brain stops registering these sounds.
- Ears also play an important role in transmitting taste signals to the human brain.
- There are total three small bones. These bones are known as Ossicles. All three of them are located in the middle ear.
- All three of them can be placed together on a penny.
- The stirrup bone is the smallest bone in the human body. It is found in the middle ear.
- There are more than 20,000 small hairs in our ears. If you lose these hairs you will lose hearing.