For those who think that a hearing aid gives back "normal hearing" ....like I used to think....watch this....Hearing Aid- FM Simulation.avi - an excellent video by the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Your family's old hearing aids can become funding for new and reconditioned hearing aids for children around the world - Check out how Help the Children Hear works, then send them your used hearing aid in any condition.
How We Hear. Transduction via stereocilia. 1. Bending of these cilia is the critical event in the transduction of sound into neural signal 2. Hairs extend above the reticular membrane and come in contact with the tectorial membrane 3. When the basilar membrane moves in response to the motion of the stapes a. Whole complex moves as a unit either towards or away from the tectorial membrane b. Lateral motion of the reticular membrane bends the stereocilia