Fun Facts about Hearing
Do You Know These FUN Facts About Hearing?
- Cicadas have their hearing organs in their stomachs.
- Crickets have their hearing organs in their knees.
- Male mosquitoes hear with thousands of tiny hairs growing on their antennae.
- Fish do not have ears, but they can hear. They hear pressure changes through ridges on their bodies.
- Snakes do not have ears, but their tongues are sensitive to sound vibrations.
- In World War I parrots were kept on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, because of their remarkable sense of hearing. When the parrots heard the enemy aircraft coming they would warn everyone of the approaching danger long before any human ear would hear it.
Do You Know the FACTS of Hearing Loss?
- 1 out of 10 Americans has a hearing loss, which is more than 28,000,000 people.
- 3 out of 1,000 children are born with hearing loss.
- 1.2 million children have hearing loss.
- 18% of “Baby-Boomers” (ages 45-64) having hearing loss.
- 29% of people over age 65 have hearing loss.
- The majority (65%) of people with hearing loss are below retirement age.
- The majority (60%) of people with hearing loss are males.
More FACTS about Hearing Loss!
- Excessive noise is the number one reason for hearing loss.
- Experts agree that continued exposure to noise of 86dB or louder, over time, will eventually harm hearing.
- The number one reason people seek a hearing solution is the recognition that their hearing has worsened. Usually this occurs from making a serious mistake, family pressure or safety concerns.
- If you cannot carry on a conversation in the presence of noise, it is too loud for your ears and can potentially cause hearing loss.
- 1 in 4 workers exposed to high levels of noise will develop a hearing loss.
- Professions at risk of hearing loss include firefighters, police officers, factory workers, farmers, construction workers, military personnel, heavy industry workers, musicians, and entertainment industry professionals.
- The ear has over 25,000 tiny hair cells to help you hear the nuances of sound.