THE SCOOP ON ALL THINGS HEARING LOSS

From hearing loss causes and signs to treatments and FAQs, we’ve got the full scoop on how you can improve your hearing health and revive your hearing.

IT’S NOT JUST ROCK CONCERTS

Hearing loss is caused by all sorts of things.
(Though let’s be real—rock concerts are the best cause).

What Are the Most Common Causes of Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is a common problem with many causes. In adults, it’s most commonly a result of aging and exposure to loud noise—or as we like to call it, a life well lived.

Meet our resident ear expert, Dr. Shelby, Au.D. Dr. Shelby knows everything there is to know about hearing. First, she’ll talk us through what causes hearing loss.

Common Causes of Hearing Loss

Aging

Aging

Exposure to noise over time

Exposure to noise over time

Unusually loud noise

Unusually loud noise

Other Possible Causes of Hearing Loss

Head injuries

Head injuries

Gene mutations

Gene mutations

Ototoxic Medications

Ototoxic Medications

Illnesses and certain medical conditions

Illnesses and certain medical conditions

Meningitis

Meningitis

Viral infections

Viral infections

What Causes Different Types of Hearing Loss?

Treating hearing loss depends on the type of hearing loss you have. These are the biggies.

Conductive, Sensorineural, and Mixed Hearing Loss

Sensorineural Hearing Loss Causes

Most age-related hearing loss is sensorineural and happens gradually over time. It’s usually the result of living an active lifestyle (going to concerts, using power tools, listening to loud music through headphones, etc.) and good old Mother Nature (yes, we all get older, and hearing loss happens). It’s normally permanent and best helped by hearing aids.

Conductive Hearing Loss Causes

Conductive hearing loss can be caused by damage to the outer or middle parts of the ear, making it hard for sounds to get where they need to go. It can also be caused by a buildup of earwax, infections, middle ear fluid, abnormal growths, or damage to the eardrum. In most cases, conductive hearing loss is temporary and can be treated.

Mixed Hearing Loss Causes

Mixed hearing loss is a mix of—you guessed it—sensorineural hearing loss and conductive hearing loss. Some of it may be treatable by a doctor, but some of it may be permanent. Hearing aids might be able to help.

Prevent Hearing Loss with Good Habits

Ear plugs

Wear ear plugs when working outside, going to concerts, hunting, or in any environment where you’ll be exposed to loud noise. Your ears will thank you for it.

Cell phone with headphones

Turn down the volume on your headphones when listening to music. No jam session is worth damaging your hearing.

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