Friday, December 4, 2009

The Ear Blog

Welcome to the Ear Blog!

Hearing has always been the Cinderella of the senses, but we can't undermine its importance. Among all the senses, this is the one we are most likely to lose.
The fascinating world of the inner ear consists of the smallest bones, spirals and fluid-field channels, along with tiny sensory units called hair cells. We are born with about 15,000 of them in each ear, and are subjecting these remarkable structures to constant damage from drugs, iPods, many other silence-disrupting technologies, even diets and aging. We'll talk more about it in other bloglications, meanwhile see these animations by TheatricalDesign or play with this one by adjusting the frequency of the sound entering the ear and watch youtube videos.
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