Bursting balloons make a lot of noise. How can something so simple be so loud?
Flies are small, but in some cases, their sense of hearing is absolutely amazing.
Perhaps due to the ubiquity of headphones, hearing problems aren't just for the elderly anymore.
Have you ever noticed that when you hear your own voice on tape it doesn't sound like you?
Have you ever heard a strange buzzing or ringing in your ear that went away after a few seconds? What is that strange occurrence called?
Some species use their ears not just for hearing, but for communicating as well.
Water does a much better job than air of conducting sound waves, but that extra conductivity makes it harder, not easier, to tell where a sound comes from.
Despite the fact that they don't communicate through sound, some moths have ears. Find out why on this Moment of Science.
Stand in front of a picket fence, clap your hands, and listen to the musical quality of the reverberation.