Hidden Hearing Respond to New Research About Mammal Ears

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Experts in private hearing healthcare, Hidden Hearing, have responded to new research which reveals a flaw in mammal ears.

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If you have any concern about your hearing, you should book a no obligation hearing test at one of our Hidden Hearing centres across the UK.

Scientists have recently discovered a rupture and repair process within mammal ears that could be the reason behind ear infections and hearing defects.

When a mammal embryo develops, the middle ear appears to form in a ‘pop and patch’ way that seals one end with a substandard infection-prone tissue.

The researchers found that the middle ear begins life as a pouch of tissue, the lining then ruptures at one end and the break lets in a different kind of tissue which forms the tiny bones in the middle ear. The tissue is called the ‘neural crest’ and is less effective as the patch in the middle ear can flake off when infected and also does not have the protective hair like cilia that sweeps away debris in the rest of the middle ear.

A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:

“This research allows us to understand more about why the ear could be susceptible to infection and possible causes of hearing defects. If you have any concern about your hearing, you should book a no obligation hearing test at one of our Hidden Hearing centres across the UK.”

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.

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