Hit the Mute Button

…Before the volume blast hits you. Protect your ears now. Consider the daily din: honking cars, humming appliances, screaming ringtones, piercing iPods, blaring televisions and loudspeakers, roaring traffic, the list…

Vart is this Noise?

Q: Sometimes when I’m having sex, my vagina makes an embarrassing sound like I’m passing gas. Weird? A: The sounds you hear emanating from your vagina are caused by air,…

Congenital Deafness

Partial or total hearing loss that is present from birth. AGE – Present at birth GENETICS – Risk factors depend on the cause GENDER-LIFESTYLE – Not significant factors Normally, a…

Ears, Hearing and Balance

OUR EARS PROVIDE US with two vital but very different senses: hearing and balance. Sound detected by the ears provides essential information about our external surroundings and allows us to…

COMPONENTS OF THE EAR

The ear is made up of the outer, middle, and inner ear. The outer ear consists of the visible pinna and the ear canal. This air-filled tube ends at the…

THE MECHANISM OF HEARING

Our ability to hear depends on a complex series of events that occur in the car. Sound waves in the air are transmitted as vibrations through a series of structures…

THE SENSE OF BALANCE

The ability to stand upright and move without falling over depends on our sense of balance. Structures in the inner ear, known as the vestibular apparatus, contribute to balance by…