Understanding hearing loss

LEARN HOW YOUR HEARING WORKS.

Our cupped outer ear collects sound waves travel along the ear canal to the eardrum. As sound waves travel they make your tiny bones vibrate.

As the sound waves hit eardrum cause vibrations nerves in your inner ear pick up them and turn them into electrical impulses to your brain. Your brain can then identify these sounds as speech, music, noise and more.

CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF HEARING LOSS.

Hearing Loss Can Happen At Any Age!

Hearing loss can have a range of consequences. For some people, Hearing loss comes on gradually enough that they continue to think their hearing is fine ,even when it’s not. Hearing loss differ from person to person but most people with hearing impairment suffer some social, psychological and physical problems.

It Can be due to:-

  • Natural ageing process.
  • Ear infection.
  • Trauma.
  • Injury.
  • Exposure to loud music, rock concerts, headphones.
  • Illness or complications at birth.
  • Constant noise at work.
  • Degeneration of the nerves leading from inner ear to the brain.
  • Genetic.
  • Ringing sensation in the ears.

One of the major causes of hearing loss is ageing and exposure to noise.

Hearing loss in children can be inherited or can be caused by illness or injury.

HEARING LOSS SHOULD BE TESTED AT BIRTH AND REGULAR INTERVALS.

People exposed to noise at work have a five times higher risk of hearing problems.

Symtoms of Hearing loss.

Hearing loss may result in :-

  1. Difficulty hearing in public gathering,concert ,halls.
  2. Difficulty in understanding in noisy situations or in hearing T.V.
  3. Loss of confidence.
  4. Misunderstanding conversations ,missing the punch lines of the jokes.
  5. Avoid social situations ,family gatherings.
  6. Asking others to repeat themselves.
  7. You don’t enjoy being with the people as much as you used to.