A marvel of evolution

The human hearing system

Our ears are truly multitalented. They can perceive high tones such as the twittering of birds just as well as the low tones of a bass. They can also process a wide variety of volumes, from the buzzing of a mosquito to the take-off of an aircraft. This is made possible by the sensory hair cells in the inner ear, which are also very sensitive. Once destroyed, this loss is irreversible. So, we should always remember to look after our multitalented sensory organ.