Our ear is made up of three parts:
Outer ear, consisting of the Pinna and the Ear Canal, and is seperated from the middle ear by the Eardrum
Middle ear, consisting of the Ossicles
Inner ear, consisting of the Cochlea and the Vestibular System which contains the Semicircular Canals
All three parts work together to help us to hear sounds. When there is a problem with one or more of these parts, hearing loss occurs and it can affect people of all ages.
A hearing test can be done to determine your hearing levels. The results will be plotted on a chart called an audiogram. If there is a hearing loss, you may have difficulty hearing speech well.