Many people around the world are affected by hearing loss. Learn about hearing loss symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention.
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Every day you are exposed to a world of sounds, from the sounds of nature and everyday conversation to your favorite music and television programs. It is through hearing that you connect with the people around you and get an awareness of your surroundings.
Hearing and Hearing Loss
Years of intensive research have been able to unlock many of nature’s secrets in regard to hearing. Today, this knowledge serves as the basis for the technical development of modern hearing instruments, with the aim of making the natural hearing process as close as possible as the artificial.
How Our Ear Works
Known as the pinna or auricle, this visible portion of the ear gathers sounds from the surrounding environment and sends it down the ear canal.
The vibration of the tympanic membrane (eardrum) transmits sound to the inner ear through three small bones (malleus, incus and stapes) that carry sound to the inner ear.
Made up of two main parts: the cochlea, a system of complex hair cells (sensory cells) and the vestibular system that sends sound to the brain for final processing.