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These are some of the outer hair cells in your inner ear that amplify sounds and help you hear. When these are gone you're SOL and have to wear hearing aids. So turn down your ipods and get some good noise canceling headphones!!!

How we hear with the ears -Northgate Hearing Services

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Behind Ear Sound Voice Amplifier Hearing Aid

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Video to help understand hearing loss and hearing impairment by explaining how hearing works. Cochlear implants can help children and adults with hearing loss.

Video to help understand hearing loss and hearing impairment by explaining how hearing works. Cochlear implants can help children and adults with hearing los...

I you have to wear hearing aids, they might as well be fabulous.

We are beyond in love with this story! A little help from Marvel, Hawkeye and the Blue Ear Help a Mother and Her Hearing Impaired Son realize that you can be a super hero, even with a hearing loss!

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—

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Hearing milestones and early warning signs of hearing loss in kids

Information about noise-induced hearing loss from NIDCD.

How many of you wear hearing aids or cochlear implants? Do you like the way they look—do you show them off with gusto?

The National Institutes of Health Division of Safety encourages us all to protect our ears. Hear recordings of simulated hearing loss. -- npr.org #hearing #loss

Helpful to explain hearing loss to families

MICROSCOPIC HAIRS IN INNER EAR: Inner ear help divers (like the one in today's pic) know their up down orientation in water. Sounds under water are magnified. When we hear sounds (whether under water or above) microscopic hairs in our inner ears vibrate.

Audiology: The study of hearing

Hearing Loss Affects All Generations.

Hair cells (the vibration-sensitive cells responsible for hearing) in the cochlea.

Understanding and preventing hearing loss infographic