Research indicates that as many as 1 in 5 teens suffers from hearing loss, much of it caused by noise damage. The Audiology specialists at Lake Ear Nose Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery explain that high-decibel music from instruments, concerts and ear buds, in addition to other loud noises, can lead to irreversible hearing damage.
While visual perception may dominate the information that flows into our brains… our hearing is the next most important of our senses. But as we get older, changes in our inner ear can cause a slow and steady hearing loss. The loss could be mild or severe, but it is always permanent. Mindy Pollitt, Audiology specialist at Lake ENT explains the different types of hearing loss.
You might be surprised to learn that diabetes can also affect your hearing… According to the American Diabetes Association, the National Institute of Health has found that hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes as it is in those who don’t have the disease. Paige Holt, Dr. of Audiology at Lake ENT reminds us that other things can contribute to hearing loss as well as diabetes.
The National Academy on an Aging Society reports that the most common chronic conditions for those 65 and older are hearing impairments, arthritis, heart disease, hypertension and cataracts. Paige Holt, Dr. of Audiology at Lake ENT explains that while you cannot reverse hearing loss, you can treat it…