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1 A Story About the Ear Mrs. Jameson
Mrs. Jameson ASL A Story About the Ear Mrs. Jameson Mrs. Jameson

2 How Sound Travels Hammer Anvil Stirrup
First, sound is collected by the pinna (the visible part of the outer ear) Then, it is directed into the outer ear canal Next, sound makes the eardrum vibrate Now, the vibration causes three tiny bones in the inner ear to vibrate Hammer Anvil Stirrup

3 Vibration of the eardrum

4 How Sound Travels Finally, the vibration is transferred to the snail-shaped cochlea in the inner ear The cochlea is lined with sensitive hair cells (cilia) The hair cells (cilia) trigger the generation of nerve signals that are sent to the brain

5 Anatomy of the Ear Outer Ear Pinna Ear Canal Outer layer of the eardum
Middle Ear Hammer Anvil Stirrup Inner Ear Cochlea Nerves Semicircular Canals

6 Outer Ear Pinna- the visible part of the outer ear. It collects sound and directs it into the outer ear canal. Ear Canal- the tube through which sound travels to the eardrum Outer layer of eardrum- (tympanic membrane) vibrates when sound waves reach it

7 Middle Ear Hammer (Malleus)- a tiny bone that passes vibrations
Anvil (Incus)- a tiny bone that passes vibrations from the hammer to the stirrup Stirrup (Stapes)- a tiny, U-shaped bone that passes vibrations from the stirrup to the cochlea. This is the smallest bone in the human body. (.25 to .33 cm long) Eustachian tube- a tube that connects the middle ear to the back of the nose; it equalizes the pressure between the middle ear and the air outside.

8 Inner Ear Cochlea- a spiral-shaped, fluid-filled inner ear structure; it is lined with cilia (tiny hairs) that move when vibrated and cause a nerve impulse to form. Nerves- these carry electro-chemical signals from the inner ear (the cochlea) to the brain. Semicircular Canals- Fluid filled tubes attached to the cochlea that help us maintain our sense of balance.

9 O CHEAPNESS There was an ear and it had parts O cheapness was our clue oh O cheap ness oh O cheap ness oh O cheap ness oh O cheap ness was our clue oh O for Outer ear canal and H for Hammer looks like a nail E for Eardrum-Boom E for Eustachian Tube I know I’m out of order too but go with me I rhymed -it’s cute Pinna is a loner see You have the NERVE to laugh out me? With names like Cochlea and Semicircular Canals with a Stirrup underneath that? WOW! O Cheapness is our clue oh!

10 Can you label the ear? Semicircular Canals Stirrup Nerves Anvil Hammer
Pinna Cochlea Eardrum Eustachian Tube Outer Ear Canal

11 There are three kinds of hearing loss: Sensorineural Conductive
Mixed hearing loss

12 Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Also known as nerve deafness the inner ear or actual hearing nerve itself is damaged About 90% of all people with hearing impairments suffer from sensorineural hearing loss Most common

13 Conductive Hearing Loss
outer and/or middle part of the ear fail to work properly Sounds become "blocked" and are not carried all the way to the inner ear (where hearing is still normal) Not permanent; temporary hearing loss

14 Mixed Hearing Loss A combination of a conductive and sensorineural hearing loss Both the middle and inner ear are involved

15 Causes of Conductive Hearing Loss
a buildup of fluid in the middle ear wax in the ear canal puncturing of the eardrum problems or injury to the bones or membrane — which carry sound from the external ear through the middle ear to the inner ear.

16 Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Usually permanent not medically or surgically treatable In most cases, the cillia or the nerves from the inner ear to the brain are irreparably damaged. wearing hearing aids may be of significant benefit

17 Causes of Sensorineural Hearing Loss
the natural aging process exposure to loud noises infection or other disease a genetic disorder Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is usually associated with sensorineural hearing loss

18 Causes of a Mixed Hearing Loss
This hearing disorder can also occur when a person first just has a permanent sensorineural hearing loss and then also develops a conductive hearing loss. For example, a person who already has a sensorineural loss gets a middle ear infection, and the two types of loss combine to create a greater hearing loss. Some other instances of mixed hearing loss are the result of the outer and inner ear being malformed, which causes both types of hearing loss

19 Treatment Conductive hearing loss can be easier to remedy than sensorineural or mixed hearing loss. It is usually treatable with either medical or surgical intervention In cases where medical/surgical intervention is not an option, a hearing aid can be very helpful.

20 Treatment Sensorineural hearing loss is usually permanent
no medically or surgically treatable. In most cases, the nerves from the inner ear to the brain are irreparably damaged. However, most people with this hearing loss find wearing hearing aids to be of significant benefit

21 Treatment for Mixed Hearing Loss
With mixed hearing loss, the conductive part may be treated, but the sensorineural part is usually permanent.

22 Levels of Hearing Loss Bilateral- both ears are impaired
Unilateral- one ear is impaired

23 Bilateral Hearing Loss
Mild Moderate Severe Profound

24 Mild Hearing Loss A mild hearing loss may cause you to miss 25-40% of the speech signal. Usually this results in problems with clarity since the brain is receiving some sounds but not all of the information. Symptoms of mild hearing loss include problems understanding someone farther away than a normal distance for conversation, or even up close if the background environment is noisy. Weak voices are also difficult to understand for people with mild hearing losses.

25 Moderate Hearing Loss A moderate hearing loss may cause you to miss 50-75% of the speech signal. This means you would not have problems hearing at short distances and understanding people face-to-face, but you would have problems if distance or visual cues changed. Symptoms of moderate hearing loss include problems hearing normal conversations and problems hearing consonants in words

26 Severe Hearing Loss People with severe hearing loss have difficulty hearing in all situations. Speech may be heard only if the speaker is talking loudly or at close range. A severe hearing loss may sometimes cause you to miss up to 100% of the speech signal. Symptoms of severe hearing loss include inability to have conversations except under the most ideal circumstances (i.e., face-to-face, in quiet, and accompanied with speechreading).

27 Profound Hearing Loss Profound hearing loss is the most extreme hearing loss. A profound hearing loss means that you may not hear loud speech or any speech at all. You are forced to rely on visual cues instead of hearing as your main method of communication. This may include sign-language and/or speechreading (also commonly referred to as "lipreading")

28 How Hearing Loss is Measured
Decibels (dB)- the intensity (volume or loudness) of a sound A whisper is about 20 dB loud music (some concerts) is around 80 to 120 dB and a jet engine is about 140 to 180 dB Usually, sounds greater than 85 dB can cause hearing loss in a few hours; louder sounds can cause immediate pain, and hearing loss can develop in a very short time

29 How Hearing Loss is Measured
Hertz- a range of frequencies The tone of sound is measured in cycles per second (cps) or Hertz. Low bass tones range around 50 to 60 Hz Shrill, high - pitched tones range around 10,000 Hz or higher The normal range of human hearing is about 16 Hz to 16,000 Hz Some people can hear within a slightly higher range Animals can hear up to about 50,000 Hz.

30 Identifying Hearing Loss
Ranges have been established to help people identify how much difficulty they should expect from their hearing loss. The typical ranges for an adult are: -10dB to 25dB = Normal range 26dB to 40 dB = Mild hearing loss 41 dB to 55 dB = Moderate hearing loss 56 dB to 70 dB = Moderately Severe hearing loss 71 dB to 90 dB = Severe hearing loss over 90 dB = Profound hearing loss

31 Audiogram Hearing loss is plotted on an audiogram
Right ear is represented by a red circle Left ear is represented by a blue X

32 Hertz/Decibels

33 Decibels

34 Identify the Hearing Loss
What type of hearing loss is it?

35 What Causes Hearing Loss?
You tell me!

36 Headphones Causing Hearing Loss: iPod main culprit By: Peter Chubb | August 23, 2010 Filed under: Alternative News Read More About: apple, Apple iPod, Headphones A recent study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Assn has found that more teenagers are now under more risk of hearing loss caused by headphones. It is thought that the new culture of the Apple iPod is to blame, but I have to wonder why this is so different to the Sony Walkman in the 80’s? The study showed that mild hearing loss within teens has increased by 30 percent over the past 15 years. However, more worryingly is the 77 percent increase in teenagers with a mild or worse hearing loss. Hearing loss can cause many of issues, such as learning and speech problems. A recent Australian study has put the blame onto headphones, saying that by using these devices can increase the risk of hearing loss by 70 percent. So if you see your teenage child with an iPod or other portable music device such as an iPod Touch, make certain that they keep the volume down. We cannot see how this trend will change anytime soon, surly it will only get worse with the range of new smartphones on the market – all with music capabilities? Hoe do you think we will be able to reverse this current trend? For more details visit LA Times.

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