Why Hearing Protection is Important

Hearing protection is important because your ears are composed of very delicate structures. Whenever a sound is produced, air is set into motion as sound waves. 

- Sound is collected in the outer ear and    funneled to the eardrum.

- When sound waves hit the eardrum, it    vibrates and sends sound to the middle    ear.

- The middle ear amplifies the vibrations    and sends them to the inner ear. The    vibrations stimulate hair cells in the inner    ear and create an electrical impulse. 

- This impulse travels to the brain along the       auditory nerve, causing the sensation of    sound.