Did you know? By Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center

Good Morning!

Hmmmmm, did you know? The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.  I often thought it was due to the vibration of sound within the spiral of the shell.

I have heard this for many years and found it quite interesting. When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first
sense lost is sight. I used to think that hearing was the first sense to develop in the womb, but instead it is the sense of touch.

The three smallest bones in the human body are located in the ear. Which ones are they? The Malleus, Incus, and Stapes or often referred to hammer, anvil, and stirrup as they resemble their shape.

This one made me think of sound and vibration…… Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because
they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

It’s fun learning new things…



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  1. Gail Reagan

    Very interesting! You learn something new every day!

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Thanks Gail.

  2. Marie

    I only knew the ear bones one. Very interesting on the rest of those!

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Thanks Mary.

  3. Joanne Upton

    very interesting.

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      I thought so too.

  4. Dale Hansen


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  5. Jen Subotnik

    Very cool! Some new facts I never knew. Thank you for sharing!

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      You’re welcome!

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