When sound waves reach the outer ear, they are conducted down the ear canal to the eardrum and cause it to vibrate. The vibrations then pass through three tiny bones of the middle ear to the fluid in the inner ear.
Hair cells move due to the movement of the fluid and generate nerve impulses which are then carried to the brain by the cochlear nerve. The auditory nerve carries the impulses to the brainstem, which sends them to the midbrain. The impulses finally reach the auditory cortex of the temporal lobe to be interpreted as sound.
According to the National Institutes of Health, older adults with hearing loss have a greater risk of developing dementia than older adults with normal hearing.
When you have hearing loss, your cognitive abilities (including memory and concentration) decline more rapidly than if you had normal hearing.
Interactions with others are crucial for maintaining cognitive health. Hearing loss makes it difficult to interact with others. In fact, according to the AARP, social isolation in older adults is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes per day, based on the health effects.
SonoVive can make it easier to interact with others by supporting hearing and brain health, helping maintain brain health at any age.