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Symptoms to Look out for

  • Do you find it difficult to follow a conversation in a crowded room?
  • Do you frequently ask people to speak up or repeat themselves?
  • Do you find yourself turning one ear towards the speaker to hear well?
  • Do you often find it difficult to hear whilst speaking on the phone?
  • Do you find young children's voices difficult to hear?
  • Do you feel that people are mumbling and not speaking clearly?
  • Do friends and relatives comment on your inability to understand clearly?
  • Do you have ringing in your ears?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, please call us today. We offer free hearing tests to customers, and this helps us to diagnose any problems.

The Ear

The Derby Hearing Centre - Labeled Ear Diagram

How Do We Hear?

Hearing starts with the outer ear. When a sound is made the sound waves, or vibrations, travel down the external auditory canal and strike the eardrum (tympanic membrane). The eardrum then vibrates, and these vibrations are passed to three tiny bones in the middle ear called the ossicles. The ossicles amplify the sound and send the sound waves to the inner ear and into the fluid-filled hearing organ (cochlea).

Once the sound waves reach the inner ear, they are converted into electrical impulses which the auditory nerve sends to the brain. The brain then translates these electrical impulses as sound.

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