How Does the Ear Work?

How Does the Ear Work? The ear basically has three parts; the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. The outer ear begins with your ear lobe. The purpose of the ear lobe is to collect sound, and funnel it down your ear canal to the ear drum. Scientifically know as the tympanic membrane. Sound energy strikes the tympanic membrane, and behind the tympanic membrane is the middle ear space.  Within the middle ear there are three little bones of hearing; the malleus bone, the incus bone, ...
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Erland Dettloff, San Luis Obispo

“All most like falling in love again!” As with most hearing impaired people, my husband (Erland) believed he really didn't have a problem, with many reasons why he wasn't catching what was going on around him - "background noise," "too soft a voice" "really wasn't paying attention when you spoke," "don't need a hearing aid, as it wouldn't work anyway," "watched my mother struggle with a hearing aid and I don't want to do the same," and on and on. Patience on my part paid off as I felt it was...
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Cy Joseph, Atascadero

"I have never heard the music in all of it's dynamic range as I can now." My daughter had been after me for about 8 years to get my hearing checked and get hearing aids.  I was reluctant to do so for a long time.  When my sister was out here visiting had difficulty communicating with her and my nieces when we went out for dinner at a restaurant.  They all got on my case to get my hearing checked. My niece, who also wears hearing aids, recommended that I see Sandra Souza at Hearing Solutions....
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Ron Parish, Paso Robles

"My life is now free of "huh?" I recently moved to the Central Coast.  One of my concerns was finding a hearing aid center that would work with me, as I was considering replacing my hearing aid.  At the recommendation of an E.N.T. Specialist, I visited Sandy Souza at Hearing Solutions in SLO.  Upon my first visit I knew I had made the right choice.  Following a very thorough hearing aid test and examination, we discussed various choices of hearing aids.  I made a selection and was given the opp...
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Fred Sweeney, Arroyo Grande

"I've never been so happy in my life, now that I can finally hear!" I had a hearing problem, that I felt wasn't too bad. But my wife kept telling me I needed hearing aids because she always had to repeat herself. And she said I didn't always understand the conversations. So she would have to listen for me to make sure I understood other people correctly. I was in the Marigold Shopping Center and stopped by to see Sandy at Hearing Solutions. What a difference it makes with my new hearing aids...
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Hearing Missions

Sandy Souza has participated in humanitarian missions to Puerto Rico and several Latin American countries. She has assisted in fitting hundreds of hearing impaired children with hearing aids. This little girl is hearing herself make sound for the first time in her life! “I can’t think of a better feeling than helping a child hear their own name for the first time. I saw mothers get emotional as their child was able to hear their voice, something they hoped for and never thought was poss...
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Our Team

Sandra Souza and Ashley Cansler are proud to live and serve the Central California Coast. We specialize in finding solutions for very tough to fit people, i.e. individuals who struggle to hear speech in noise. We’re also very much ahead of the game when it comes to the latest hearing aid innovations and wireless breakthroughs. At Hearing Health Solutions, we take pride in providing an outcomes-based practice. This means we’ll give you as many follow-up visits as takes to make sure you’re fully ...
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