Use it or lose it! Like going to the gym and working on a certain muscle to gain strength, hearing is quite similar.
When hearing loss is left untreated, the auditory system is deprived of sound, which can result in atrophy of the auditory nerves and speech processing areas of the brain. Over time, your brain loses the ability to process sound. This atrophy is called Auditory Deprivation.
Use It, Or Lose It
Like going to the gym and working on a certain muscle to gain strength, hearing is quite similar. We have approximately 3500 tiny hair cells situated in one inner row and 13,500 hair cells in three to four outer rows within our main organ of hearing (Organ of Corti). Without stimulation, these cells get lazy and die off. Unlike muscle stimulation, these cells will not grow back. Prolonging the use of your good hair cell activity for hearing requires strength training and stimulation.
If a hearing loss is present and is ignored, you’re risking the positive activity from those remaining good hair cells. Our specialized tests help us understand what parts of your hearing organ need stimulation, and are able to benefit from prescribed hearing amplification systems.