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Ear and Hearing

 

Ear and Hearing Disorders

Ear and Hearing Evaluation and Treatments

 

Ear and Hearing Services Include:

    • Hearing Evaluation
    • Hearing Instrument Selection and Fitting
    • Swimplugs
    • Noiseplugs
    • Assistive Listening Devices
    • Tinnitus Evaluation
    • Hearing Aid Cleaning and Repair of All Makes

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About the Ear

The ear has 3 main parts:

  1. Outer Ear
  2. Middle Ear
  3. Inner Ear

The Outer Ear

The Outer Ear is is comprised of the pinna (a.k.a. auricle, which is what most people associate as their “ear”) and the external ear canal. The pinna’s primary purpose is to enhance sound, assist in localization and to direct sound into the ear canal. The earcanal has hair and cerumen (ear wax) to help protect the eardrum.

The Middle Ear

The Middle Ear begins at the eardrum or tympanic membrane. The main function of the eardrum is to transfer sound pressure into a mechanical signal. Behind the eardrum is a cavity which includes the 3 smallest bones in the human body: the malleus (hammer), the incus (anvil) and the stapes (stirrup). These 3 bones of hearing converts the mechanical signal from the eardrum into a hydraulic signal in the inner ear.

The Inner Ear

The Inner Ear is comprised of two sections: the cochlea and the semi-circular canals. The cochlea contains the sensory organ of hearing. This is where the hydraulic signal is then used to stimulate the hair cells inside the organ of Corti which sends the auditory signal to the brain. The semi-circular canals control your balance and orientation in space and sends equilibrium information into the brain.

Ear Disorders May Include:

 


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