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Your ears never stop hearing, even when you sleep; your brain simply ignores any incoming sounds to ensure you get your rest.Ears are more than just necessary for hearing; they also help you to keep your balance.Your outer ear never stops growing throughout your lifetime.Wearing headphones for just an hour increases the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.The roar that you hear when a seashell is placed next to the ear, is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in your ear.Not all living creatures hear with ears; snakes use jawbones, fish respond to pressure changes, and male mosquitoes use antennae.

The smallest bones in the human body are located in the ears; they are called the malleus, incus and stapes.