Date: November 29, 2017
December 29, 2017 (84 days ago)
Do You Hear, but Not Always Understand? Learn more about your hearing during a special community hearing health awareness event! Call for your hearing exam today! Call (520) 395-9205 or schedule online: www.lucsonNuEar.com The eardrum is located at the end of your earThis movement vibrates against canal. Your ear drum catches sound waves, vibrates, and begins a chain reaction. Your eardrum is connected to the first of three bones We will check to ensure your eardrum is healthy. When the hair cells electrical impulse the oval window in your cochlea o sending sound waves through this snail-shaped organ. move, they send an How your hearing works: Sound enters your ear canal through the ar through the Eighth Nerve to your brain. Then you hear sound Hearing Problem #1 Hearing Problem #2 The ear canal's job is to The three tiny bones of your inner ear conduct Auditory Cortex funnel sound to yoursound between your ear drum and your ear drum. Sometimes cochlea. Otosclerosis is the calcification of the canal becomes of the brain these bones, resulting in conductive hearing |loss. About 10% ofpeople have this type of loss. Hearing Problem #4 Tinnitus is the phantom sensation of ringing in the ears, it is the result of damaged or misfiring plugged with wax and mimics a hearing loss because it blocks sound from reaching your eardrum. Use of a cotton swab will pack wax even more.We will check for impacted wax with a video ear camera to see if this is a problem. Hearing Problem #3 The cochlea is a snail-shaped organ containing thousands of living hair cells called stereocilia. A condition known as Sensorineural hearing loss (nerve type hearing loss) occurs when any of the hair cells become damaged. About 90% of hearing loss is this type. A new hearing computer has now been released that is programmed specifically for the frequencies of hair cells that are damaged, resulting in improved between the cochlea and the brain. A specialist will identify the tone of your tinnitus and demo how the hearing computer may reduce it If You Could Unroll The Cochlea's Tube In a healthy cochlea, all hair cells are alive and standing upright. As soundInside the cochlea are thousands of microscopic cochlea, each hir e nd hair cells called Stereocilia, and these hair cellsnse a, and these hair cells sense the sends an electrical impulse through the Eighth Nerve to the beain motion of sound waves. Consonants like S, T, K, and P are sensed in the initial section of the cochlea (shown in red) Low Tones Medium Tones sh High Tones Medium speech tones are picked up in the mid section (shown in yellow) Fricative Sounds The low tones of speech are picked up in the last section (shown in blue. Damaged hair cells don't fire properly and some sounds (fricatives and high tones) are not transmitted to the brain. Hair cell damage is a natural part of aging. It can be caused by moderate sounds over long periods, loud sounds over short periods, or even by prescriptions.