5 Common Causes of Hearing Loss

5 Common Causes of Hearing Loss

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Did you know that approximately 1 in 5 Americans suffers from hearing loss? Are you one of those individuals? Although you may not realize it yet, factors from our everyday lives can cause long-term hearing loss. From home to work to recreation, you never know what could be causing hearing loss.

Excessive Noise

Noise happens everywhere, every second of the day! There’s no escaping it. Without noise, we wouldn’t be able to communicate with each other. However, when one is exposed to loud noises for either long periods of time or on a consistent basis, this noise can cause significant damage and result in hearing loss. From going to loud concerts to riding a motorcycle or working on a construction site, every day noises can cause damage.

Age

Unfortunately, as we age and our body parts age as well, our hearing will slowly decline as well. Although this is inevitable, there are steps you can take to slow down the process! Remember to wear earplugs around noisy situations and limit your exposure to loud noises.

Earwax Build Up

While it may sound disgusting, the build up of earwax will hinder your ability to properly hear. Because the wax is blocking the ear canal, you will have a very hard time hearing. This can lead to long-term damage if not properly dealt with a.s.a.p.

Head or Ear Injury

From concussions to other gruesome injuries, the impact of an injury can cause significant damage to the ear and eardrum and cause permanent hearing impairments. Especially if an injury is not properly treated, hearing loss can be a direct result of the injury.

Ear Infection

Dependent upon the severity and treatment of an ear infection, this illness is also known to cause hearing loss in children and adults.

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