Our Ears and the Hearing they Provide.

It comes as no surprise that as we live our lives, we get exposed to vast amounts of sounds at different levels. Some of these sounds can be quite detrimental to our ears. After all our ears are really delegate parts of our bodies.  Once your hearing is damaged, it often can’t be restored.

Ear Diagram

The following are some of the common causes of hearing damage:

1. Noise:

Ours ears pick up sound using a small, spiral shaped organ known as the cochlea. It is found in the inner part of the ear. The tiny hairs in the cochlea sense the vibrations in the environment and convey the message to the brain through the cochlea nerve. Excessive noise can damage these sensitive hairs. If you start to hear a ringing sound in your ears after a loud explosion or bang, you should definitely see a doctor. Ringing in the ears is usually a warning sign that yours have been overloaded.

2. Medicine and Substances:

Certain kinds of medicine and substances and chemicals have the potential of damaging your ears. These are known as Ototoxic medications, some are taken for cancer and heart problems. Consult your doctor but the effects can reversed at the end of the medication however some damage like ringing of the ears may be permanent.

3. Disease:

Diseases such as mumps, measles, rubella and meningitis may cause loss of hearing.

4. Injury:

Various kinds of injuries can lead to hearing loss, some of which include:

  • -Perforation of the ear
  • -Major changes in air pressure
  • -A fractured skull

You can learn even more about the ear at Wikipedia

Ear Protection is Important

Protecting your ears and hearing is very important. If you are not careful, you could end up being deaf due to a damaged ear drum. The following are some of the ways on how you can protect your ears:

Make sure you wear earplugs when you’re listening to live music

If you are planning to attend a live music concert, you should definitely carry a set of earplugs. They can reduce the average sound levels by as much as 15 to 35 decibels. If you don’t have your own, you can buy them your way to the concert. In addition, most music venues offer earplugs that won’t spoil your enjoyment of the music.

Use earmuffs or ear plugs at work

When you expose yourself to loud noises for long periods, you increase the chances of you damaging your hearing. If you happen to find yourself in loud environments regularly, then you should definitely wear ear protectors. You can use earplugs or earmuffs. In addition, make sure you get away from the noise as soon as you can.

Wear your headphones correctly

It’s good for you to use headphones when listening to personal music. However, you should not listen to your personal music player at very high levels. You have to make sure that the volume is low enough that you can hear what’s happening in the background. If you feel that you are uncomfortable with the volume of your music, or you can’t hear any external sounds when you have your headphones on, then the music is too loud and you should turn it down.

Turn down the dial

The volume of your TV, radio or hi-fi shouldn’t be too loud. If it is, then turn down the dial. Even a small reduction in the volume helps to prevent hearing damage. If you need to shout at someone who is across the room in order for them to hear you, then the volume is definitely too high.

The Goal Of Petremmas

We are here to make everyone more aware of their ears and the damage we actually do to them day to day. We will be providing reviews on all the latest ear protection and hearing protection devices, from electronic to normal ear muffs. We’ll compile reviews on hearing aids for those who struggle with hearing and depend on them and in the near future we hope to open a store where we get you great prices on hearing protection. In the meantime here’s a video with a 3d rendering of the ear.