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How old are your ears?
Posted by Community Hearing Services on November 23, 2018
Growing up Live is a science program based out of Dublin. They did a broadcast live from the halls of the Anatomy Museum in Trinity College, Dublin. What they tested during this live broadcast was, "How Old are Your Ears?" Resident science siblings Deirdre and Ruairi Robertson gave a live demonstration to audience members and viewers on how to test how old your ears are. As we age, we lose the extreme ends of the hearing spectrum because, unlike some other organs, the inner ear doesn't regenerate. Nerve cells called "hair cells" pick up different frequencies and send them to the brain for processing. The hair cells tuned to high pitches are the first to encounter sound waves, so they experience more stress.
Here is a link to the video clip and the experiment they accomplished: https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/living/2018/1114/1010931-growing-up-live-how-to-test-your-hearing-in-two-minutes/
Take a look at their clip. If you want to test your hearing at home, the demonstration couldn't be easier, and can be easily replicated with two pieces of paper by watching the video above! If you want to get your hearing tested professionally, call us today!