The holidays are a time to both receive gifts and be thankful for what we have. Some things might be easy for us to take for granted, but knowing about them will help us be grateful for them. The human ear is no small thing for which to be thankful; the gift of hearing comes through the amazing ear. Take care of your hearing and contact Clarity Audiology in Baltimore, MD, for any of your hearing or hearing protection needs!
The Ability to Hear
Our ability to hear happens through a series of complex, instantaneous steps. Sound waves enter the outer ear into the middle and inner ear, turning the sound waves into electrical signals that travel to the brain through an auditory nerve. The brain and the ear are very much connected, and the system is very intricate.
The Ability to Locate Sound
There is more to the ear than plain hearing, though. The ear and brain also work together to locate the direction from which a sound is coming. It all depends on which ear the sound waves hit first and their intensity level. Not only can we hear, but we can hear from where a sound is coming without thinking about it.
The Ability to Filter Noise
Our hearing works differently depending on the situation. There are many background noises that we might hear daily of which we are not aware, such as the blowing of the heating system in the house, the rain tapping on the window pane, or people talking in other conversations around us. The brain filters out background noise to focus on a sound or someone’s voice.
The Ability to Balance
Within the inner ear are organs containing fluid and crystals that help regulate our sense of up, down, and balance. It is strange to think about how we could lose our sense of which way is up or down. However, the inner ear helps to ground us in this way, affecting how the rest of our body acts to balance itself.
Receive the Gift of Hearing This Year!
Our ability to hear is precious; that’s why it is worth preserving! Clarity Audiology is here for you with ample services and products to help you hear your best.
Trust the Experts at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions
Need help with your hearing? Clarity Hearing can help. Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions is an independently owned and operated clinic that focuses on quality of care and personalized, friendly service to the surrounding areas of Ellicott City, Catonsville, Columbia. Our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained with advanced degrees and take the time to provide the personalized care and attention that you need and deserve. We provide advanced hearing aid options that are personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.