Category: Informative

Why Should I Get a Hearing Aid?

Approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) ages 18 and over report some trouble hearing.  Among adults aged 70 and older with hearing loss who could benefit from hearing aids, fewer than one in three (30 percent) has ever used them. 

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Noise-induced Hearing Loss: Causes and Prevention

One of the main causes of hearing loss is exposure to loud sounds. It can happen from occupational noise (factory, lawnmower), leisure activities (sports arena, firearms)  music (bar, concert)  or accidental exposure such as a fire cracker explosion close by the ear.

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Pathway to the Brain: How Do We Hear Sound?

The hearing mechanism is an amazing system that passes, conducts, transduces and transmits sounds from the environment to our brain in a matter of milliseconds.  Sound waves are collected by the outer ear (pinna) and travel down the ear canal to the eardrum.

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