What is your favourite sound? Is it the jingle of the ice cream truck as it passes by your street? Is it a song you love so much, you repeat it ten times a day? Is it a sibling’s laugh or your pet’s footsteps?
Whatever it is, your ears are an essential component in your body’s toolkit to sense the world around you. How well do you know your own ears?
This is also known as the auricle; it is the part of your ear that is visible on each side of your head.
The eardrum is also called the…
What do you call the spiral-shaped organ in your inner ear?
The purpose of the aforementioned organ is to convert _______ from the middle ear into _______.
C.nerve signals, vibrations
D.vibrations, nerve signals
Which is not a way to take care of your eardrums?
A.Lowering the volume from your headphones
B.Give time for your ears to rest in quiet surroundings
C.Don’t stick anything into your ear canal
D.Stick cotton swabs deep into your ears to clean them
What do you call the tiny bones in your middle ear?
The ___________ tube connects the middle ear to the back of the nose.
The function of the above tube is to…
B.Provide oxygen to the tissues in the air
C.Help you hear your own heartbeat
D.Balance air pressure on both of your eardrums
Why is earwax, also known as cerumen, beneficial to our health?
A.It traps germs and harmful particles
B.It protects and moisturizes our ear canal
C.It absorbs dead skin and other debris
D.All of the above
Your auricle is composed of…
B.cartilage and skin
Which is not an ossicle?
Nerve signals from the inner ear travel to the brain through the auditory nerve, also known as the…
What is the purpose of the auricle?
A.It detects temperature and pressure changes
B.It gathers and funnels sounds into the ear canal
C.It attracts potential mates
D.None of the above
Which organ in the ear aids in maintaining your sense of balance?
Hearing noises louder than _____ decibels (dB) over a prolonged period of time can lead to ear damage.