By: Hannah Devlin | <div>Spiders don't have ears – but they can still hear you coming</div> | Neuroscience | The Guardian
Some find spiders and their hairy legs terrifying. But research has shown those hairs are so sensitive they can detect human speech from several metres away
They are creepy, crawly and, for some, a source of irrational fear. Now scientists have found that spiders can hear you from across a room.
The discovery came as a surprise because, technically, spiders do not have ears. However, the latest research shows that the hairs on spiders’ legs are so sensitive that they can detect human speech from several metres away.