Did you know we have a nerve called the Chorda Tympani that runs from our tongue through the middle ear and carries taste messages to the brain? There have been reports of disruption to peoples taste after middle ear operations!
Who would have thought the ears could affect taste?! Hearing and the ears play a huge part in balance and movement as the vestibules are located within your inner ear.
Hearing is also important for social functions like conversations and hearing the environment around us. Any disruption or impairment to the hearing will affect more than just social interactions, but the body’s perception and processing of movement, space and balance.