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The Ear - Anatomy Model
A view of the outer ear.
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By Claire

Hearing – One of the most Divine Senses

Music is recognised as the art of the cosmos. By extension, your ears provide access to one of the most divine senses—hearing. These incredible organs carry waves in the air around you to your brain, where they are translated into distinct sounds.  Every part of the ear must be in top working order to make this happen.

The Ear - Anatomy Model

The Ear – Anatomy Model is a quality product that illustrates the inner workings of the ear.  This is an ideal educational tool.  All children, from 3 years to 18 years of age will benefit from this model.  The youngest children will just view the completed model, gaining an understanding of what is inside the outer ear that they can see on each other’s heads.   The next level of understanding comes from learning the different parts of the ear and how they work.  The senior child will be able to take the ear apart, study each individual piece, learn how to draw it and explain its workings.  This is the first step in a possible career path for the child.  Whatever age of child, this model is a must for all classrooms.

  1. The smallest bones in the body  are the ossicles in the middle ear: the incus, the malleus, and the stapes (also called the anvil, hammer, and stirrup).

    The Ear - Anatomy Model
    A view of the inner ear towards the outer ear when you are viewing from the inside out.
  2. The inner ear is the circumference of a pencil eraser.
  3. Your sense of hearing depends on tiny hairs deep inside your ear. If you lose these hairs, you lose your hearing.
  4. You do not need to clean wax out of your ears unless you have an abnormal condition. Ears push excess wax out as needed.
  5. Most individuals experiencing hearing loss are under the age of 65.
  6. The number one cause of hearing loss is exposure to excessively loud sounds (85 decibels or higher).
  7. Your hearing can be damaged permanently even after a single exposure to extremely loud noise (shotgun blast, explosion, etc.).
  8. Your ears never stop hearing, even when you sleep. Your brain just ignores incoming sounds.
  9. Ears are more than just necessary for hearing; they also help you keep your balance.
  10. Not all living creatures hear with ears. Snakes use jawbones, fish respond to pressure changes, and male mosquitoes use antennae.

Childrens House wish to thank Signia for the information and sketch used in this blog.  You can contact them for a free online hearing test

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