Vestibule Dysfunction: Why Poor Hearing Development Affects Your Child’s Vestibular, Balance, Speech and Language

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

Hearing is a complex game, and ear parts out of sync can impact learning. Understanding these parts is crucial for success in the classroom and life.

The Vestibule The inner ear contains a complex labyrinth that converts sound waves into electrical signals for our brain. The vestibular system, located at the end, consists of sacculus, utriculus, and semicircular canals. These tiny parts, lined with hair cells and filled with fluid, control our movements.

The Cochlea The cochlea, a snail like structure in our inner ear, controls our ability to hear and speak. It also is filled with hair cells and fluid. The vibrations are sent through the cochlea and turned into electrical signals for our brain to understand.

The Vestibule Cochlea Link The vestibule and cochlea are studied by different professionals, with physical or occupational therapists treating vestibular issues and auditory specialists treating cochlear issues.

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