Hearing is an essential part of effective verbal communication. Loss of hearing can hinder normal speech and language development in children, cause communication breakdown, and over the long term, lead to social isolation.

It is our desire to assist you with sensitivity to better understand your own hearing, the impact it has on your daily functioning, and what can be done to get access to optimal communication function again. At the end of the day it is our hope that we can assist you to achieve a better quality of life.

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When do I come for a hearing test ?

  • When you have difficulty hearing speech clearly when there is background noise.
  • When it feels like people are mumbling when they don’t look at you when they speak.
  • When you frequently experience ringing in your ears (e.g. sunbeetle noise).
  • When you have to put the radio or TV volume very loud to hear it.
  • When you have to frequently ask people to repeat what they have said.

10 Cool Facts about Hearing

How you hear naturally is fascinating.

Think about it. All of the components of this intricately designed process must work at peak function to carry waves in the air around you to your brain, where they are understood as distinct sounds. Hearing allows you to communicate, learn, experience, and enjoy the world around you.

  • The smallest bones are the ossicles in the middle ear: the incus, themalleus, and the stapes (also called the anvil, hammer, and stirrup).
  • The inner ear is no larger than a pencil eraser in circumference.
  • Your sense of hearing is dependent upon tiny hairs deep inside your ear. If you lose these hairs, you lose your hearing.
  • You do not need to clean wax out of your ears unless you have an abnormal condition. Ears push excess wax out as needed.
  • The majority of individuals suffering from hearing loss are under the age of 65.
  • The number one cause of hearing loss is exposure to excessively loud sounds (85 decibels or higher).
  • Your hearing can be damaged permanently even after a single incident of exposure to extremely loud noise (shotgun blast, explosion, etc.).
  • Your ears never stop hearing, even when you sleep. Your brain just ignores incoming sounds.
  • Your ears are more than just necessary for hearing; they also help you keep your balance.
  • Not all living creatures hear with ears. Snakes use jawbones, fish respond to pressure changes, and male mosquitoes use antennae.