The world's biggest ear?
The Bionic Ear Show will answer all these questions and more.
Developed by Deafness Research UK, the show demonstrates in a fun and imaginative way how sound travels through the ear to the brain, what happens in different parts of the hearing system and how each part of the system can fail or 'break down'.
It was launched this month at the BA Festival of Science, York, and at the Aberdeen TechFest.
Deafness Research UK Chief Executive, Vivienne Michael says, "We are living in a noisy world where threats to hearing are increasing, particularly amongst young people. Unfortunately, the devastating effect hearing loss can have on people's lives is not widely appreciated. We want to raise awareness of the importance of hearing, how it can be damaged and what you can do to protect it.
"We hope that the Show will also help people understand what researchers are doing to develop new technologies and medical treatments for deafness and the great potential that exists to find cures."
The Bionic Ear Show is suitable for children and adults alike and ties in with key stages in the school curriculum.
To be kept informed of when The Bionic Ear Show will be at a venue near you, send your postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bionic Ear Show is kindly supported by The Wellcome Trust and The Scottish Government.
Deafness Research UK thanks Science Made Simple for its contribution to the show's development.