Ears Essays

  • ear

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    The ear is an organ of the body that is used for hearing and balance. It is connected to the brain by the auditory nerve and is composed of three divisions, the external ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. The greater part of which is enclosed within the temporal bone. The ear is looked upon as a miniature receiver, amplifier and signal-processing system. The structure of the outer ear catching sound waves as they move into the external auditory canal. The sound waves then hit the eardrum and

  • An Eye for an Ear

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    action are acceptable to the reader. However, in Act V, the world of Hamlet is turned upside-down, leaving the reader completely baffled. By closely examining Hamlet, it becomes apparent that Shakespeare uses repetitive images of the eyes and the ears as the source from which action stems. A lack of coordination between these two senses is largely responsible for the ensuing state of things in the first four Acts. In Act V, Shakespeare decides to shake things up and toy with the reader in a manner

  • The Ear and How It Works

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    The Ear and How It Hears The ear is one of the most important organs of the body. Not only does it serve to keep the body balanced, but most importantly it give us the ability to hear. When a noise is made it makes a sound wave. When the sound wave makes it to the ear it makes its way through the three sections of the ear. The ear is able to pick up sound waves and transfer them into nerve impulses that can be read by the brain. Background: A sound wave is pressure variations in air. Sound waves

  • Technology Of Bionic Ear

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    The technology of Australian time The bionic Ear Introduction Advancements in Information Technology have now made it possible to restore hearing to the profoundly deaf by inserting a prosthetic device called the Bionic Ear (also known as the Cochlear Implant) in an individual’s inner ear. The Bionic Ear technology is an example of design and innovation combined with information processing, software design and development. Since it was first invented, technology advancements proceeded on a parallel

  • The Ear And Hearing Loss

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    The Ear and Hearing Loss The ear is the organ of hearing and balance in vertebrates. The ear converts sound waves in the air, to nerve impulses which are sent to the brain, where the brain interprets them as sounds instead of vibrations. The innermost part of the ear maintains equilibrium or balance. The vestibular apparatus contains semicircular canals which in turn balance you. Any movement by the head, and this apparatus sends a signal to the brain so that your reflex action is to move your

  • Physics of the Ear

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    Physics of the Ear The ear is an extraordinary human organ that many people take for granted until it doesn’t function. It is the only device that allows the human to hear sounds in their environment. The ear is made up of many parts that distinguish various sounds through different means. The ear anatomy and physiology along with how sound waves are transmitted into meaningful sounds will help one understand how hearing loss occurs. The ear is made up of three areas: the outer, middle, and

  • Structure of the eye and ear

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    Structures of the eye and ear We use our ears for the hearing sense, and we use our eyes for vision. Both are very important senses and would be hard to get along without. We rely on hearing for communication, navigation, entertainment and many other purposes Now for our eyes we use them for vision, their like our own personal camera’s, both have and use lens to focus on images. The eyes respond to the visible spectrum, this spectrum is made up of wavelengths of different

  • Right Ear Case Study

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    complaining of pain in the right ear. He was diagnosed with otomycosis by physical exam. Examination revealed greenish and black fuzzy growth on the ear wax (Aspergillus, 2015). It can also appear like debris resembling wet blotting paper, which covers the entire canal (Aspergillus, 2015). The typical findings and symptoms include itching, irritation, discomfort, pain, and, scanty discharge from the affected ear (Aspergillosis, 2015). Also, a common complaint is feeling that the ear is blocked (Aspergillosis

  • Ear Infection: Overview of Otitis Externa

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    externa, is one of the common types of ear infection. The other type of ear infection is otitis media. Both affect the Otolaryngology organ system. Otitis externa is also known as “swimmers ear” and affects the external ear canal. That is why it is called otitis externa, because the affect is to the external air canal. Otitis externa is called swimmers ear because swimmers develop this condition when water settles in the ear and mixes with the cerumen (ear wax). This combination is ideal for

  • Feed Your Ears: Nutrients For Healthy Hearing

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    Feed Your Ears: Nutrients for Healthy Hearing While many people practice preventive measures such as using ear plugs, turning down the volume, and staying away from loud sound sources, watching what you eat will have a direct effect on your hearing as you age. The saying “you are what you eat” couldn’t be more accurate, as the nutrients you receive from food helps maintain a healthy body and mind. Eating, whole nutrient-dense foods will help keep your ears healthy, and can potentially help prevent

  • The Physics of the Sound Wave and its Effects on the Human Ear

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    The Physics of the Sound Wave and its Effects on the Human Ear Could you imagine living in a world without sound? It would be enormously different from the world that we know. Our primary form of inter-human communication would be based on visual or tactile imagery. Our sense of perception would be changed. Telecommunication would be different. We would not have the pleasure of music or the soothing sounds of nature. Sound has had an immense impact on our world. This essay will explore the unseen

  • Analysis Of 'The King's Ears Are Donkey Ears'

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    Since I am a non-native English speaker, first, I tried to choose a short, simple story with a funny character’s voice. So at first, I chose “The King’s ears are Donkey’s ears”. However, I realized as a child I did not really like the story, so I thought I would not enjoy practicing or telling the story if I choose “The King’s ears are Donkey’s ears”. I could not remember the story I liked when I was young so I visually went through the images I saw in books I read when I was young, and remembered

  • The Sense Of Sound In The Hearing System

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    The human ear picks up sound from every direction then translates the data into something that your brain can understand. The ear is unique unlike your sense of smell; taste and eyesight your hearing system relies solely on your physical movement. Objects produce sound when they vibrate in matter, these could be gas such as air, solid like earth or even liquid such as water. Usually we hear and pick up sounds travelling through the air in our atmosphere. If something moves in the atmosphere it will

  • Cats’ Response to Bird Calls

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    She found that the cats responded more to the loca... ... middle of paper ... ...and sound in their environment as well. A cat’s body language is a result of its mood from a change in its environment like hearing a bird call. Cats will point its ears up and look inventively if they hear a bird call or any other noise that would spark their curiosity. All of these different senses combined with utilizing a variety of body parts, help to determine how a cat recalls and responds to bird calls. A

  • Owl Physiology

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    Owl Physiology Owls have certain physiological advantages that give them an advantage when hunting prey. Owls have the best night vision of all birds of prey. In addition to having excellent vision, their hearing aids in nighttime hunting. Their wings have also evolved to produce a near silent flight, allowing them to sneak up on prey. Owl Vision Being nocturnal, owls need the ability to see in the dark. They have developed excellent vision that adapts to the amount of light they are in. This means

  • Hearing Tests

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    just hear the tone. The softest sounds you can hear are your hearing thresholds marked on an audiogram. Air conduction Hearing is measured with pure tones through headphones. The sounds go via the air, down the ear canal, through the middle ear, and to the cochlea in the inner ear. The air conduction hearing thresholds are indicated on the audiogram by X for left and 0 for right. Bone conduction Placing a small vibrator on the mastoid bone be... ... middle of paper ... ...rical activity

  • Reflective Account On Body Temperature

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    tympanic. The rectal has been demonstrated to be the more accurate one but due to his invasive nature and the fact that not only dignity but also privacy of the patients need to be considered , it is not always the first choice. Therefore, although the ear canal route does not provide the most accurate reading as the procedure might not be performed correctly , the tympanic thermometer tents to be preferred not only by the nurses but also by the patients as it is non-invasive, easy to use, safe (Haugan

  • Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

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    period of time there is a chance that the delicate inner workings of the ear can be permanatly damaged. This is known as noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) The effects of NIHL can be noticed either immediately witha sudden dramatic loss of hearing or gradually over a long period of time where it may slowly become harder to understand someone talking in a noisy room. NIHL can affect the hearing of either

  • How To Groom Your Pet

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    give them a pretty smile too. Once a week you should clean your pet's ears, maybe more often if they have extra hairy ears. Use an ear cleaner, usually a liquid: not water. Water doesn't evaporate as fast and can get trapped inside the ear. Only use cotton balls or gauze, never swabs. Wiping out your pet's ears regularly keeps you up-to-date on ear mites as well. If you see dark specs like coffee grounds your pet probably has ear mites and it's time for a vet visit. Also watch out for discharge, odor

  • Overview Of Deafness

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    chains of DNA are divided in sections called genes, in which each person inherits two copies of each gene, one from each parent. Humans have approximately 30,000 genes, of which at least 10% are involved in determining the structure and function of the ear (Arnos K. P., 2006, pg. 1).” Twenty five percent of congenital hearing loss is from non-genetic factors. Some factors are: maternal infections, such as rubella, cytomegalovirus, or herpes. Other factors include: premature birth, low birth weight, birth