Most often a hearing loss develops gradually and painlessly. There is also a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss: 18 percent of adults age 45 to 64, 30 percent of adults age 65 to 74, and 47 percent of adults age 75 and older have a hearing impairment. That's almost one in every two adults in America! However, hearing loss can occur for many other reasons including:
Exposure to loud or constant noise
Genetics / Heredity
Diseases and disorders of the ear
The vast majority of hearing loss issues do not require medical or surgical intervention, but can be corrected with hearing instruments. Fortunately, 90-95 percent of all hearing loss can be improved with hearing instruments. Schedule a hearing consultation with us today.
Preventing Hearing Loss
Even though some hearing loss is unavoidable as it comes with time and age, there are some steps that can be taken to help prevent further hearing loss. Here are some examples of hearing loss preventative measures you can take at work or home:
Avoid prolonged noise exposure.
Wear earplugs during "loud" activities like lawn mowing, concerts, hunting, construction, etc.
Be careful with headphone volume. If possible, use noise-reducing headphones.
Ask your doctor if any of your medications could be ototoxic.
Especially if you are over the age of 50, schedule a yearly hearing test.
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