How do we hear?
If you have recently realized that you could be suffering from hearing loss, but can’t understand how this could have happened, you might want to get a little bit closer to your ears, and have a look inside. Most of us have never seen the inside of an ear, and have no idea how it works, or what each part does.
Having a better understanding of hearing loss begins by understanding how we hear. The diagram below shows what an ear looks like on the inside, and below it is some information about how it all works, and the steps involved in hearing.