Our Ears are as Important as Our Eyes

by Gyanvitaranam

  There is a peculiar perception in our society: If you are wearing a pair of spectacles, nobody seems to be bothered or rather they would suggest a better frame for the glasses; whereas, if you use a hearing aid, people giggle and point out towards you.

  This is beyond comprehension: both the eyes and ears are our special senses that are now unable to function normally either due to disease or old age and hence a device has been used to restore them to their optimal function. It is as simple as that, but some people think otherwise!

  There is nothing that a person having defective hearing should be ashamed of. However, hearing aids are becoming smaller and concealable now-a-days: maybe for convenience and maybe to hide. However, let’s see the ears a bit closer.

  In short, the ear has three parts: the external ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. The external ear comprises the pinna, which we see and call the....

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