The Sense of Hearing

Aug 01, 2013

By Cherie Carpenter

Part 3 of 5 - Our Wonderful Totally Amazing Body  
By Cherie Carpenter CLSC, RM, AdvCBP, BAT, CBI                                                                                                           
The Sense of Hearing

Each physical and subtle sense also includes the ability to store sensory data - a memory for future use and reference.  The sense of hearing can bring us much pleasure.  The first comforting sounds come from our mother's heartbeat and her digestive noises.
When sound waves move through the atmosphere the vibrations are then funneled into your ear canal by your outer ear.  As the vibrations move into the delicately designed middle ear they hit your eardrum and cause it to vibrate and set off a chain reaction of vibrations. Your small, thin eardrum vibrates the three smallest bones in your body - the hammer, the anvil, and the stirrup - and the vibration then passes into the inner ear.
The inner ear is found inside the hardest bone in the human body; the temporal bone.  Within it, the cochlea, vestibule and semicircular canals help us maintain our balance as ears are not only for converting sound waves to nerve impulses.  They are passed from air to liquid in the inner ear which contains minuscule hairs called cilia (about 25 to 30,000 receptors) that react to sound waves triggering chemicals that are sent to the brain as nerve impulses. Then this is all converted in the brain to make sense of it all. Clients with tinnitus and vertigo have had substantial results with the BodyTalk System.
Hearing, used as a protector for unusual sounds, warns us to be on guard.  The pleasure derived from hearing is innumerable.  A child's laughter, the wind in trees, ocean waves crashing on a rocky shore or gentle waves on a sandy beach, Vivaldi, Bach, a lone flute, a bird singing solo, horses hooves on cobblestones, the ice-cream truck, rain on a tin roof or skylight - that's where the pleasure lies. It puts us into parasympathetic where we relax, repair, regroup, reboot, and rock and roll!
When our subtle sense of hearing is balanced, we are able to access our intuitive abilities through our inner voice.
Did you know?  

A child's hearing is more sensitive than an adult's. Children recognize a much wider variety of sounds.
Dolphins can hear fourteen times better than humans and have the best sense of hearing in the animal   kingdom. 
Animals hear much more sounds than humans.
Feeling dizzy may be from imbalances in the inner ear; while earaches may be from allergy, virus, and excessive ear wax or adjusting to high and low elevations (air plane trip). 

Keeping the physical and subtle sense of hearing in balance, in harmony and in good health plays an important part in our sense of well-being and our enjoyment of life.  
Cherie Carpenter, Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, Certified Access Trainer and BodyTalk Fundamentals Instructor enjoys a successful BodyTalk Practice in Barrie and Orillia.  She teaches BodyTalk Access and BodyTalk Fundamentals and Integrative in Ontario. 1-877-884-1767


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