At our Hearing Centres, we believe that the better informed our clients are, the better they can participate in their own hearing health care. Every individual is unique and so are their listening needs. One size does not fit all, so individual attention and management is important to ensure the best hearing healthcare possible. Learning about hearing and common hearing loss issues can help you understand how and why we do what we do.
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Hearing begins when the outer ear, known as your pinnea, collects sound waves and channels it into your ear canal. This tube-like passageway is lined with tiny hairs and small glands that produce ear wax.
The middle ear lies at the end of the auditory canal. It is made up of the ear drum and three small bones, known by the layman as the hammer, the anvil and the stirrup. When sound waves hit the ear drum, it vibrates and, in turn, moves the hammer. The hammer moves the anvil, which moves the stirrup, transmitting the vibrations into the inner ear. The middle ear functions to amplify sound, which is why significant hearing loss can result from any disruption in any of the parts.
The inner ear consists of the cochlea and the nerve of hearing. It converts sound waves into nerve impulses that travel to the brain via the movement of tiny hair cells. The brain, in turn, allows us to hear… as long as the message it is receiving is not distorted due to problems in the process just described.
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