Find this article printed in January’s edition of Austin MD Magazine!
THE IMPORTANCE OF PAYING ATTENTION TO YOUR HEARING IN DAY-TO-DAY COMMUNICATION
National statistics show that on average, it takes an individual five to seven years from the onset of hearing loss before one seeks treatment for the loss. One stark realization is the fact that our inner ear hearing nerves, or hair cells, work on a “use it or lose it” philosophy, like most nerves in our body. If you are not stimulating those small hair cells, they forget how to fire the proper sound or signal up to the brain, and the brain can forget how to use certain sound information if deprived for too many years.
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