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Hearing begins when soundwaves enter the outer ear (the visible portion of the ear located on the outside of the head) and are channeled down the auditory canal, a tube-like passageway lined with tiny hairs and small glands that produce ear wax.

At the end of the auditory canal lies the middle ear, which is composed of the eardrum and three small bones, known as the hammer, the anvil and the stirrup. When soundwaves hit the eardrum, it vibrates and moves the hammer. The hammer moves the anvil, which moves the stirrup, transmitting the vibrations into the inner ear. The middle ear functions to amplify sound, which is why significant hearing loss can result from any disruption in any of its parts.

The inner ear consists of the cochlea and the nerve of hearing. It converts soundwaves into nerve impulses that travel to the brain via the movement of tiny hair cells. It is the brain that allows you to hear, as long as the message it’s receiving is not distorted due to problems in the process just described.

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Click here to learn about the types and causes of hearing loss.
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"My wife and I want to express thanks to your staff for competence along with the pleasant work attitude as we visited your office. What a pleasant visit overall and what a great job done with Jean's hearing aids!!! Both ladies deserve accolades for making visitors feel welcome - we surely appreciated their time and attention!!!!"

Dave and Jean M., 
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"I have worn hearing aids for over ten years. I was unable to hear my family and unable to discern the direction sounds were coming from. I wanted to upgrade my old hearing aids. I was fit with new hearing aids with upgraded technology. Dr. Niedringhaus tested my hearing and found changes in my hearing that my old hearing aids were not correcting. I would definitely recommend the Audiology Center and Dr. Niedringhaus to others. I am well pleased with my hearing aids and the service I received."

Elizabeth T.,
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"I was having difficulty hearing sounds and not being able to distinguish words. I was especially having difficulty in noisy situations. I was asking people to repeat themselves. I was also having trouble hearing on the telephone. It was recommended that I see an audiologist and I was referred to the Audiology Center in Rock Hill. I was fit with new hearing aids to correct my problems. I would very definitely recommend the Audiology Center to others. "

Jeri H., 
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