What Do You Know About Your Ears?

 Our sense of sound is probably the second most important sense, after sight. Unlike sight, we use it constantly, whether we're awake or asleep. Our ears are always open, always screening the sounds around us. What do you know about the magnificent organs that help us navigate the world of sound?
 
 
What are the three parts of the ear?
Middle ear, inner ear, outer ear
Inner ear , ear drum, middle ear
Drum, cymbol and gitar
Anvil, shoe and stirrup
 
 
Which of these animals can best hear high frequencies?
Moth This insect can hear frequencies up to 300 kilohertz -- about 100 higher than some bats. Dogs hear frequencies up to about 60 kilohertz, and humans only up to 20.
Dog
Cat
Bat
Moth
 
 
What is the function of the middle ear?
Transforms sound waves into vibrations
Collect sound waves
Carry sound waves from the outer ear to the inner ear
 
 
The pinna, also known as the auricle, is the...
Outside of the ear, commonly referred to as just 'the ear'.
Thin sheet that vibrates when sound hits it
Bones in the middle ear
 
 
True or False: The ears contain the smallest bones in the human body.
True
False
 
 
Which of the following parts of the ear is in danger of being damaged when something is in your ear?
Eardrum
Pinna
Cochlea
Stirrup
 
 
An ____ is a doctor who specializes in medicine related to the ear.
Otologist
Otolaryngologist
Opthalmologist
Entomologist
 
 
When a song gives you goosebumps, it may be because your body thinks you’re...
Opera singers are trained to hit the same frequency and pitch of a human scream. Even though you’re not scared, your body may think you should be. Music isn’t the only thing that can cause these chills, also known as frisson. A roller coaster, hot bath, or fingernails on a chalkboard can do the same thing.
Impressed
Happy
Scared
Angry
 
 
Having two ears specifically helps with which of the following?
Finding the direction of sounds
Differentiating between types of sounds
Locating the range of sounds
Listening to multiple sounds at the same time
 
 
Your ears help your balance because they...
Canals and organs in your inner ear have sensors that tell your brain if you're staying still, moving side to side, or going up or down.
Have a balance hormone they release
Have an equal amount of fluid in both ears
Know and signal the brain when your head is moving
They use sound for the body to find its balance
 
 
Which of the following is NOT a name for one or all of the bones in the middle ear?
Stirrup
Ossicles
Hammer
Anvil
Sternum
 
 
A few drops of THIS can help soften and release the earwax in your ear.
Make sure the water or saline is room temperature, though. If it’s too cold or hot, it might make you dizzy. Please don’t put cotton swabs in your ear canal. Not ever.
Hydrogen peroxide
Baby oil
Neither
Both
 
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You don't seem to know much about the human ear just yet, but that can be easily rectified with a quick read at Wikipedia or indeed on our own website www.ba-bamail.com. Look at our answers and explanations here as well to learn more about it.
 
You Have Listened...
You know more about the human ear than your average Joe, and you know most of what its functions are and how it does them. You still did not get the highest score, and there is some room for improvement, but we're convinced you know at least the basics about the ear. What do you say, care to try again? If not, you can always have a look at our answers and explanations.
 
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You're an ear expert! You've really impressed us with your knowledge about the human ear, the organ we use every moment of our lives. Our ears are one of those things that allow us to find our way in the world, but also to communicate, to experience the beauty of music and to hear our names said by our loved ones. They are an incredible part of our body. Congratulations on acing our quiz!
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