Find out why a hearing screening is the key to better hearing
How Hearing Works
Hearing loss can often be the result of something as easy to resolve as wax build-up. But, it can also result from extended exposure to loud or constant noise, certain illnesses, heredity, and various types of medication. It may also just be due to the aging process. Your sense of hearing is a complex and amazing system that requires professional screenings and care to help you enjoy it fully in all stages of life.
In basic terms your ears pick up sounds, translate them to electrical impulses, and transmit them via nerve fibers to your brain where they are received and interpreted.
There are three different parts of your ear that make hearing possible:
Each of your ears has a small, fluid-filled structure called the cochlea that contains about 20,000 hair cells. These tiny hair cells are responsible for translating sound vibrations into electrical impulses. The electrical impulses travel along the auditory nerve to the brain, which determines what sound is.