Auditory Deprivation

Did you know that we hear with our brains? Yes, the ear simply acts as a trusty messenger that delivers sounds to the brain for processing. All sounds not picked up by the ear, do not reach the brain. Your ability to avoid a car accident can be largely hinged on your brain's ability to quickly process the blasts of a car horn coming from your blind spot. It's important we have our hearing. A condition like Auditory Deprivation causes an accelerated deterioration along the hearing nerve pathway. In short, the brain's ability to receive sound signals is impaired and one's hearing becomes damaged. This kind of sound deprivation can result in the inability to understand speech.

Often times hearing loss cannot be remedied through medical intervention. However, hearing instrument technology can be immensely beneficial to those suffering from Auditory Deprivation. The instruments function by amplifying incoming sound, thus increasing the ear's ability to deliver the sound signals to the brain.

Over time, it's very natural for the ear to lose signal-sending abilities. However, one should never allow for hearing loss without taking the proper medical action. The sooner you can get treated, the better. When the nerves responsible for hearing are deprived of sound, they begin to atrophy. This makes recovering from hearing loss even more difficult, as the brain becomes less susceptible to medical treatment. The atrophied nerves can be damaged to an irreparable state. The bottom line: if you begin to lose your hearing, take action immediately.

Research shows that the sooner you go to the doctor for your hearing loss, the better results you will have with hearing aids. It's imperative that you keep the nerves responsible for hearing fresh and stimulated. As we've already learned, the nerves who are deprived of sound will begin to deteriorate, causing permanent hearing damage. Why wait?

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