Hearing loss is a very common problem. More than 500 million people worldwide experience some degree of hearing loss. As noise levels increase everywhere, the number continues to rise. Prolonged exposure to high intensity noise at work and at home is resulting in hearing loss becoming more common at an earlier age. How do we hear?Outer Ear:Known as the pinna or auricle, the visible portion of the ear gathers sounds from the surrounding environment and sends it down the ear canal.Middle Ear:The vibration of the tympanic membrane (eardrum) transmits sound to the inner ear through three small bones (malleus, incus and stapes) that carry sound to the inner ear.Inner Ear:Made up of two main parts, the cochlea, a system of complex hair cells (sensory cells), and the vestibular system, which in turn sends it to the brain for the final processing of the sound.Call Us Today for A FREE Hearing Test!!!!!!!!!