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The ears may appear to be just a dangling appendage on your head but they are actually intricate organs responsible for both hearing and balance.

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The ear has three major sections: 1) the outer ear, which includes the earlobe and ear canal 2) the middle ear, comprised of the eardrum and the little ear bones and muscles beyond the drum 3) the inner ear, which is where things get really interesting

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This inner ear portion has a bony structure that is divided into the cochlea, the semicircular canals and the vestibule.

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Together, the latter two are constantly working with the rest of your body to adjust and sense your orientation in relation to the pull of gravity on earth.

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The cochlea transmits the sound vibrations from the ear canal and middle ear into pitches when the sound travels over tiny "hair" cells inside of it.

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This branch of science that studies how humans perceive and use sound is called audiology.

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Researchers in this field are always in need in order to study and test decibel levels that are potentially damaging to the ears.

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The Science of Balance and Hearing