How we hear
- Sound waves travel into the ear canal until they reach the eardrum.
- Your eardrum vibrates with the incoming sound and passes the sound vibrations through to the middle ear bones.
- The middle ear bones amplify the sound vibrations and send them to your inner ear, or cochlea. The sound vibrations activate the tiny hair cells in the inner ear. These hair cells change the vibrations into electrical signals that are sent to the brain through the auditory nerve.
- Your auditory nerve carries these electrical signals to the brain. This tells the brain you are hearing sound and translates it into a sound you can understand.
Degrees of hearing loss
- Mild Hearing Loss
A person with a mild hearing loss may hear some speech sounds but soft sounds are hard to hear.
- Moderate Hearing Loss
A person with a moderate hearing loss may hear almost no speech when another person is talking at a normal level.
- Severe Hearing Loss
A person with severe hearing loss will hear no speech when a person is talking at a normal level and only some loud sounds.
- Profound Hearing Loss
A person with a profound hearing loss will not hear any speech and only very loud sounds.
- Mild Hearing Loss
48 million Americans suffer from hearing loss
that's 2 out of every 10 adults
4 common symptoms of mild to moderate hearing loss
Women and children are sometimes hard to understand
You often ask people to repeat themselves
Words seem loud enough, just not clear enough
You can hear in a quiet environment, but not in noise
About 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from using hearing aids
only 1 in 5 people who would benefit from a hearing aid actually uses one
One of the common reasons reasons people don’t get hearing
aids is due to the misconception that all hearing
aids are costly and require a series of consultations
and doctor visits.
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