- Be aware of when, where and how you are exposed to loud sounds. Loud sound, whether it is noise or music, can hurt your hearing. Protect your hearing, use ear plugs or muffs when exposed to loud activities such as car races and fireworks, and performing loud activities such as using power tools. Also, pay attention to how loud you listen to music and keep the volume on the softer side.
- Certain medications can cause hearing loss. Some antibiotics and chemotherapy drugs can be harmful to hearing. When on any medication, talk to your doctor about potential side effects.
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Conductive hearing loss is can be caused by any condition that prevents sound from reaching the inner ear. When sound enters the ear it must travel down the ear canal, pass through the eardrum, set the bones in the middle into motion and enter the inner ear. Problems anywhere along this path prior to the inner ear, can cause a conductive hearing loss.
Conductive hearing loss is usually temporary in that it is often medically or surgically treatable. Once the underlying cause is remedied, hearing returns completely or at least partially. If there is any remaining hearing loss following treatment, hearing aids can be beneficial.
Conductive hearing loss can be diagnosed through an audiologic assessment (hearing evaluation). This assessment can also reveal the underlying cause. If you think you have a conductive hearing loss, start with an audiologic evaluation. Life Sounds Great! Enjoy Every Moment.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Hearing loss affects people of all age groups. The occurrence of hearing loss is the reverse of what most people think. The Better Hearing Institute reported the majority, 65% of people with hearing loss, are younger than age 65. There are more than six million people in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 44 with hearing loss, and nearly one and a half million are school age.
- 3 in 10 people over age 60 have hearing loss;
- 1 in 6 between the ages 41-59, or 14.6%, have a hearing problem;
- 1 in 14 between the ages 29-40, or 7.4%, already have some hearing loss;
- At least 1.4 million children 18 or younger have hearing problems;
- It is estimated that 3 in 1,000 infants are born with significant hearing loss
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
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