How The Ear Works Normally

How The Ear Works Normally

There are 3 parts of the ear: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear The Outer Ear: The outer ear is comprised of the pinna, ear canal and tympanic membrane (ear drum). The Middle Ear: The Middle Ear is an air filled cavity, in which are the three smallest bones in...
Different Types of Hearing Losses

Different Types of Hearing Losses

There are 3 different types of hearing loss: 1. Sensorineural hearing loss2. Conductive hearing loss3. Mixed hearing loss Sensorineural Hearing Loss: This is the most common type of hearing loss. It occurs if the cochlea (hearing organ) and/or the hearing (auditory)...
What is Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

What is Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

What is Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss? Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) or sudden deafness is a rapid loss of hearing that occurs instantly or over a 72-hour period. Any sudden loss of hearing is serious and requires immediate action for the best chance...
MEE in Children

MEE in Children

MEE in Children What is Middle Ear Effusion (‘Glue Ear’) in Children? In a normally functioning ear, the middle part of the ear is an air filled cavity (about the size of an m&m) which is regulated by the Eustachian Tube (a tube that connects the middle part of...
Hearing loss in one ear

Hearing loss in one ear

Hearing loss in one ear Unilateral Hearing Loss Generally hearing loss affects both ears at the same time. However, there are times where just one ear experiences hearing loss (unilateral hearing loss) or one ear has worse hearing than the other ear (asymmetric...