Hearing Well

How do we hear?

Making Sense of Sound Waves in the Ear

Hearing sound and interpreting it into meaning is an amazingly complex process that occurs in an instant. We do it hundreds of times daily, sometimes on purpose, and sometimes without even being aware of it.

 

But good hearing is taken for granted… until you stop hearing well or recognize that you have a hearing problem. This video explains how the process works.

 

Afterward, visit the Earlens Device page to see how the Earlens Hearing Aid uses non-visible light to directly activate the natural hearing system.

HowWeHear

How do we hear?

Making Sense of Sound Waves in the Ear

Hearing sound and interpreting it into meaning is an amazingly complex process that occurs in an instant. We do it hundreds of times daily, sometimes on purpose, and sometimes without even being aware of it.

 

But good hearing is taken for granted… until you stop hearing well or recognize that you have a hearing problem.

 

This video explains how the process works.

HowWeHear

What is sound clarity?

The Importance of Different Frequencies

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Sounds can be described by their “pitch” or sound frequency, which is measured in hertz (Hz). Some sounds, like a foghorn, are low frequency. Other sounds, like birds chirping, are high frequency. Different frequencies contain different information to help you understand, focus on and locate sound. Sensorineural hearing loss typically affects high frequency sounds first.

 

As hearing deteriorates in certain frequency ranges, you begin missing information. If you have high frequency hearing loss, you may notice that it is harder to hear in noisy environments like restaurants. High frequencies have been shown to increase sound naturalness, contain some speech sounds and help you focus listening effort on certain sounds or people. If you have low frequency hearing loss, you may notice that things don’t sound as full or as rich.

 

Find out more about how Earlens can help by visiting The Earlens Device page.

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