The Overlooked Importance of the Ear Beyond Hearing

In an auditory episode of Science Insider, narrator David Anderson explains the often-overlooked importance of the human ear aside from hearing. Other functions, which are the responsibility of the middle and inner ear, include physical balance, taste, and facial movement.

Inside our ears is a complex structure that helps us balance, can help control facial features, and they even play a major role in our taste. There’s a lot more going on inside your ears than first meets the eye.