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An eardrum is just taut tissue that vibrates when sound waves hit it, ultimately translating the bleating and buzzing of the natural world into signals that get processed in the brain.
Somehow, the extra vibrations of the lungs cancel out sounds of the same frequency at the eardrum, reducing sensitivity in this range.
To mammals like us, eardrums and lungs seem completely unrelated.
Within that range, the frogs’ inflated lungs resonated with extra vibrations and the movement of the eardrum quieted, by the equivalent of four to six decibels, on average.
That lets frog eardrums pick up sound from outside the ear and also register vibrations from the lungs.
An earache in a child with a perfectly normal exam is more difficult to figure out than one with a bulging and inflamed eardrum.
He also failed a drug test and allegedly hit a bouncer so hard he punctured his eardrum.Sham Classes and Crime Coverups Are the NCAA Normal|Robert Silverman|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The chants grew louder before reaching an eardrum-piercing crescendo when the 2013 Arab Idol glided on stage.
Monsieur Le Grand drummed till my own eardrum was nearly cracked.
But that burden of sound was almost too over-ponderous for the bethundered eardrum!The Last Miracle|M. P. Shiel
There was no speckle of light to classify and ignore, no susurrus of air molecules raining against the eardrum.Instinct|George Oliver Smith
If a shell goes off too near you and the eardrum suffers, Dr. McKernon will be on the job to find out if he can't make a new one.The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918|American Expeditionary Forces
So do the adjacent molecules of air and so does the eardrum of a listener.Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son|John Mills