1- Why is Hearing Important

Why is Hearing Important Hearing empowers us and enriches our lives. Hearing enables us to socialize, work, interact, communicate and even relax. Good hearing also helps to keep us safe, warning us of potential danger or alerting us to someone’s distress. Hearing is essential for us to be able to live and participate in life more fully. Problems with our hearing may lead to feelings of isolation and even depression. Our hearing...

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2- How hearing works

How hearing works The ear, despite its small size, is a highly complex organ. Acting as sound filter, the ear transforms every sound audible to us into accurate information the brain can prioritize. Each ear consists of delicate and highly complex mechanisms. In “the inner” ear, a sea of tiny sensory cells and nerve fibers pick up sound vibrations and transform them into electrical impulses for the brain to process. If the ear is...

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3- Keeping up in conversation

Keeping up in conversation Many people know it can be challenging to follow conversations in some places, like in a noisy restaurant. The reason for this is that speech is made up of a great number of different sounds, put together in a very rapid flow. Some letters are heard better than others For instance, the high-pitched consonants like f, s and t are easily drowned out by louder, low pitched vowels like a, o and u. The reason for...

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4- Protect your hearing

Protect your hearing It´s no surprise to learn that as we live our lives we are exposed to vast amounts of sounds at all different levels. Sounds that exceed 85 dB SPL are usually considered harmful. What you may not realize is that 85 db SPL equates to the sound of noisy traffic. Loud music such as in nightclubs or at rock concerts is around 100 db SPL. Regular exposure to sounds at or over 85 db SPL do irreversible damage but the...

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