Hearing loss is becoming more and more prevalent – both in Australia and around the world. Approximately 1 in every 6 people worldwide is affected by hearing loss, and as the population ages – and noise pollution increases – this number is expected to rise in the coming years.
Hearing loss prevention is key to decreasing the chances of hearing loss later in life. Research has also encouragingly proven that hearing loss is in fact one of the world’s most preventable impairments. We live in an extremely noisy world, with sound levels that threaten our hearing over long periods of time. Even seemingly harmless things like children’s toys and garden tools can cause significant damage.
The most common types of hearing loss are:
Age related hearing loss: Caused by the gradual breakdown of tiny hair cells in the ears, and is often a natural part of the aging process.
Noise-induced hearing loss: Caused by long-term damages to these same hair cells, from prolonged exposure to loud noises.
But there are steps you can take to prevent noise-induced hearing loss and reduce the severity of age-related hearing loss, including:
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