The science behind hearing loss The cochlea in our inner ear contains 15,000 tiny, hair-like structures called “stereocilia”, or hair cells. There are two types: auditory and vestibular, responsible for hearing and balance respectively. Auditory hair cells function by bending in response to sound, and their movements are transmitted as electrical signals to the brain, which interprets them as sound. When these hair cells are damaged or killed, it can cause permanent hearing loss—
How many of you wear hearing aids or cochlear implants? Do you like the way they look—do you show them off with gusto?
After unwrapping your new headphones and iPods... here are Three Safety Tips for Parents to Protect Kids' Hearing. Please repin!
Today, on International Ear Care Day, the World Health Organization is elevating the profile of hearing loss—specifically noise-induced hearing loss—by launching a new campaign called Make Listening Safe.