What kind of earphones will damage my ears the least?
I am 15 and listen to loud music on my iPod a lot, and the ear doctor told me that the vibrations from the music were killing the tiny hairs on my cochlea, so are there any earphones that would be better for my ears than the ones I use now (standard apple earphones) Thanks :-)
I would say, many studies have indicated that they all are the same. However, the government of France has imposed a limit on all music players sold in the country: they must not be capable of producing more than 100dBA (the threshold of hearing damage during extended listening is 80dB, and the threshold of pain, or theoretically of immediate hearing loss, is 130dB)
So...... since France is nearly (or so I think) is the only nation that limits the dBA of these products, you should buy earphones from France (you are a Brit, you know, shipping wouldn't be expensive)
BUT, instead of all the ruckus, why don't you just lower the volume? My brother is just like you! Honestly, I tried it once (for 1 second!) And my ears hurt like hell! Did you know that a British study revealed that listening to loud music for 5+ hours a week is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS and can result in temporary or PERMANENT hearing impairment or deafness?
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what is cochlea disorder?
The inner ear structure called the cochlea is a snail-shell like structure divided into three fluid-filled parts. Two are canals for the transmission of pressure and in the third is the sensitive organ of Corti, which detects pressure impulses and responds with electrical impulses which travel along the auditory nerve to the brain. Located in the area of the ear where nerves are contained, its function is to gather electrical signals from sound vibrations and transmit them to your auditory nerve (or hearing nerve). The hearing nerve then sends these signals to the brain, where they're translated into recognizable sounds. If important parts of the cochlea aren't working properly and the hearing nerve isn't being stimulated, there's no way for the electrical signals to get to the brain. Therefore, hearing doesn't occur. (Sometimes referred to as nerve deafness, this is called sensorineural hearing loss.)
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Can a damaged Cochlea be a result of childhood ear infections?
As a child I had lots of ear infections. I also have moderate hearing loss. I was told that I have a problem with my cochlea. I have been thinking and wondering to myself if this was from my childhood or maybe I was born this way.
If you don't have a clue don't post anything. I'm tired of people making posts that are not answers.
I just had the usual antibiotics. I am 23 now. I vaguely remember having the infections. They all happened before I was in kindergarten, possibly earlier.
The reason why I'm asking is because the audiologist told me that my ear drum looks perfectly normal, without any scaring so I never ruptured my ear drum. In the test she ran she found that my middle ear bones work fine as well. I also respond well to my hearing aids which says that my auditory nerves function well. So she narrowed it down and told me that my cochlea is not working as it should.
Physiologically, what makes people cringe when they hear fingernails on a blackboard?
Is it some kind of latent instinct from time immemorial? Or simply a reaction our cochleas have when exposed to those particular waves?
there is reflex that related to hearing(acoustic reflex) but it is irrelevant to your question.
i believe, it relates to our unconscious, which is induce the feeling of scream caused by pain! (+ info
Is there a cure for Hearing Impairment ?
I know that stem cell research holds promising possibilities for regrowing cochlea nerves. But the US has had restrictions on stem cell funding the past 8 years Bush was in office. I have a hearing loss and am curious if any other countries have found a cure.
currently there is cochlear implants these are somewhat controversial and probably something that you should talk over with your doctor and family. But yeah stem cell research is relatively new and it could be a couple of years before something concrete or miraculous comes out. (+ info
I was hit directly in my ear, and I suddenly lost my hearing. Is there any medicine I can use to fix this?
I found some information online that said I could have damaged my cochlea. It just happened and I have not been to the doctor yet. What should I do in the mean time to help get my hearing back?
no medicine until you go see a doctor. You could have ruptured your eardrum and have some infection also going on now. You do not want to play with hearing loss so I suggest you go to see a doctor and if you can't afford on go to the hospital. Most hospitals will give you free help once you go over your income. Don't let that stop you. Your hearing is very important. (+ info
when you have ear ringing, can the sound of the ear ringing itself hurt your ears?
i have ringing in my right ear, and im wonderind if that constant ring can cause damage, just like a hihgh pitched sound would, or is the ringing just an illusion of sorts(your eardrum isnt actually picking up or making any sound, you just hear it) beacuase im wondering if its actual sound, or an illusion sent to your brain from your cochlea
Yep - What Calli said is pretty much correct. Another way to put it is that the damage is already done, at the nerve level. There isn't actually any real sound causing the ringing sensation, so it can't cause further damage.
One important thing to watch out for - since there has already been some injury to the cilia and nerves, it'll be easier for loud noises to cause more damage. If you like loud music, use firearms or work in a very noisy environment you'd be smart to start wearing something like those foam or soft rubber ear plugs. You can find them in Walgreen's, WalMart or almost any pharmacy. I'm not kidding. I learned the hard way. (+ info
I am 23 and hearing loss my whole life I was wondering if the have some new surgeries or a site i can look at?
microscopic hairs on my cochleas are laying down rather than standing erect to catch the full effect of vibrations passing through the ear canal. I was wondering if there is some new and improved surgeries out there (hopefully on the east coast) somewhere to correct this problem. Or at least a website that might lead me in the right direction.
have you researched Cochlear Implants?