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1 Read 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Audiologist at [Be sure to share with others!]www.bsahearing.com/7tips Read 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Audiologist at [Be sure to share with others!]www.bsahearing.com/7tips If ANY of the following is Happening to YOU, then PLEASE get your HEARING checked, before it’s too late…

2 1.Asking people to repeat themselves? 2. Misunderstanding what is said during conversations? 3. Difficulty understanding children when they speak to you? 4. Turning up the volume on the TV when others feel it’s too loud? 5. Social withdrawal out of a need to avoid the above? 6. Fatigue and stress due to the above, over time? It’s generally advisable to have your hearing checked once a year. But if you’ve said YES to one or more of the above, you MUST immediately go for a checkup! This is a special educational service from BSA Hearing & Speech Consult. Please share with others.

3 How Your Ear Works (Quick Intro) To aid your understanding of why your hearing health is important, we offer a short explanation of how hearing (through your ear) takes place normally. Read 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Audiologist at [Be sure to share with others!]www.bsahearing.com/7tips Read 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Audiologist at [Be sure to share with others!]www.bsahearing.com/7tips

4 Preamble To understand how you hear, know that sounds are visible vibrations that travel through the air. When someone speaks, tree leaves rustle, a telephone rings or anything else creates a 'sound', vibrations are sent through the air in all directions. We know them as sound waves. Almost all sound waves are unique. That's why each person/thing sounds different - and why one person or thing doesn't always sound the same. Some sound waves might be high pitched or low pitched, loud or soft. When our ears capture sound waves, they convert them into messages our brains understand. How well they are captured - and how clearly they are sent to our brains - depends on how well our ears work. This last sentence is relevant to the questions posed 2 slides earlier. Saying YES to one or more of them suggests possible hearing impairment. Go for a hearing test immediately. This is a special educational service from BSA Hearing & Speech Consult. Please share with others.

5 This diagram shows key components of the ear which make normal hearing possible. To hear naturally, each part needs to work properly. Read how they interact on the next slide. There are three (3) major sections of the ear Outer Ear - catches the sound waves and directs them into the middle ear. Middle Ear - the middle ear transfers sound waves in the air into mechanical pressure waves that are then transferred to the fluids of the inner ear. Inner Ear (cochlea) - turns pressure waves into sound signals that our brain can understand. Read 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Audiologist at [Be sure to share with others!]www.bsahearing.com/7tips Read 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Audiologist at [Be sure to share with others!]www.bsahearing.com/7tips

6 How Natural Hearing Works (How your ear works normally) a. Sounds enter the ear canal b. Sound waves move through the ear canal and strike the eardrum. c. The ear drum and bones of hearing vibrate d. These second waves cause the eardrum, and the three bones (ossicles) within the ear, to vibrate. e. Fluid moves through the inner ear f. The vibrations move through the fluid in the spiral shaped inner ear - known as the cochlea - and cause the tiny hair cells in the cochlea to move. The hair cells detect the movement and change it into the chemical signals for the hearing nerve. g. Hearing nerves communicate to the brain h. The hearing nerve then sends the information to the brain with electrical impulses, where they are interpreted as sounds. You experience hearing difficulties when the above does not happen normally. A timely hearing check can help you avoid permanent impairment – or at least minimise damage. This is a special educational service from BSA Hearing & Speech Consult. Please share with others.

7 Remember: A timely hearing check can help you avoid permanent hearing damage. What are the possible causes of hearing loss? Read 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Audiologist at [Be sure to share with others!]www.bsahearing.com/7tips Read 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Audiologist at [Be sure to share with others!]www.bsahearing.com/7tips

8 No. 1: SENSORINEURAL LOSS Caused by damage to inner ear or nerve pathway to the brain. These types of losses are usually permanent and uncorrectable medically or surgically. a. Age-Related. Known as presbycusis or nerve damage. Very gradual, even unnoticeable, it usually occurs in the higher frequency range vital to understanding speech. b. Noise Damage. Exposure to military and sport firearms, industrial and home machinery, musical concerts. Can result from single incident or prolonged exposure. c. Disease/Trauma. Meniiere's Disease (may also be accompanied by vertigo, nausea, ringing), tumors, birth injury, skull fractures, & viral infections. Remember: A timely hearing check can help you avoid permanent hearing damage. This is a special educational service from BSA Hearing & Speech Consult. Please share with others.

9 No. 2: CONDUCTIVE LOSS Conditions that interfere with the condition of sound through the outer, middle or inner ear. Some may be treatable medically or surgically. a. Ear Infections. Temporary hearing impairment can result from cold – or allergy - related fluid build-up in the ear and/or eustachian tubes. b. Disease/Trauma. Ailments such as otosclerosis, which affects movement of middle ear bones, tumors, or outer ear or eardrum injuries, like rapid air pressure changes. c. Earwax or Objects. Hearing loss may simply be caused by an accumulation/blockage of earwax, or foreign objects. Simply have it examined, so whatever is in there can be removed. Remember: A timely hearing check can help you avoid permanent hearing damage. This is a special educational service from BSA Hearing & Speech Consult. Please share with others.

10 Remember: A timely hearing check can help you avoid permanent hearing damage. Two (2) Myths About Hearing Loss That Can Cost You, If You Believe Them… Read 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Audiologist at [Be sure to share with others!]www.bsahearing.com/7tips Read 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Audiologist at [Be sure to share with others!]www.bsahearing.com/7tips

11 Myth No. 1: "If I had a hearing problem, I would know about it." Fact: Usually not. Hearing loss often develops unnoticeably over several years. Most people compensate for the very gradual changes by asking others to repeat, turn the TV up louder, possibly even reading lips. Allowed to continue, these habits mistakenly make you believe there is no problem, or that it has gone away. Myth No. 2: "A hearing loss just means sounds needs to be louder." Fact: Not really. In most cases, you can hear people talking, but have difficulty understanding what they're saying. Perhaps you can understand just fine in quiet environments, but have trouble in noisy surroundings or in groups. Making all sounds louder just makes understanding harder. It's why hearing aids are designed to amplify the specific frequencies you need for better understanding. Click here to read more hearing aids myths to avoid!Click here to read more hearing aids myths to avoid Remember: A timely hearing check can help you avoid permanent hearing damage. This is a special educational service from BSA Hearing & Speech Consult. Please share with others.

12 Disclaimer Please seek advice from your medical practitioner or health professional about treatments for hearing loss. They will be able to advise you on suitable solutions for your diagnosed hearing loss condition. All products should be used as directed by the medical practitioner or hearing health professional. Remember: A timely hearing check can help you avoid permanent hearing damage. Read 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Audiologist at [Be sure to share with others!]www.bsahearing.com/7tips Read 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Audiologist at [Be sure to share with others!]www.bsahearing.com/7tips

13 CONTACT US AT BSA HEARING AND SPEECH CENTRE LAGOS OFFICE CONTACT 49, Oluwaleyimu Street (Off Allen Road), Ikeja, Lagos. Tel : (234) , , ABUJA OFFICE CONTACT Peace Plaza, 35, Ajose Adeogun Street, Utako District, FCT, Abuja. Remember: A timely hearing check can help you avoid permanent hearing damage. If you don’t know where to get reliable hearing checks done, visit our clinic today. This is a special educational service from BSA Hearing & Speech Consult. Please share with others.

14 This Educational Slideshow Commercial was prepared using material from as part of a FREE Web Marketing Support Service provided by SDAc’s Corporate Business Studio via & to request This Educational Slideshow Commercial was prepared using material from as part of a FREE Web Marketing Support Service provided by SDAc’s Corporate Business Studio via & to request Read “7 Tips for Choosing the Right Audiologist” at [Be sure to share with others!] Read “7 Tips for Choosing the Right Audiologist” at [Be sure to share with others!]


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