1. Ear wax has antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
  2. Human babies start to hear from 18 weeks in the womb.
  3. Your ears never stop hearing, even when you sleep. Your brain just ignores the sounds!
  4. Your ears never stop growing throughout life.
  5. Humans hear between 20 to 20,000Hz whereas dogs can hear between 40 to 60,000Hz – they can hear many more sounds than us!
  6. Our eardrum is a delicate membrane that is only 0.1mm thick.
  7. Men are more likely to have hearing loss than women.
  8. People with even a mild hearing loss are at triple the risk of falls.
  9. The smallest bones in your body are in the middle ear – they are the ossicles.
  10. Many animals like dolphins, whales, seals and birds may not have ears on the outside but have very good hear.