Fun facts about hearing
Did you know?
Posted Sunday June 26, 2022
- Sound travels at the speed 344 metres per second, or 1239 kilometres per hour.
- Dogs can hear much higher frequencies than humans.
- Snakes hear through their jaw bone as well as a traditional inner ear. These two distinct hearing mechanisms help them hear and catch prey.
- The ear’s malleus, incus and stapes (hammer, anvil and stirrup) are the smallest bones in the human body. Together, all three could fit on a 10 cent piece.
Source: American Academy of Audiology
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