Recently, our very own Dr. Sarah Lundstrom spoke with Manjari Bansal of WebMD.com on the topic of hearing loss facts you probably didn’t know. Here is a short excerpt from the article…
Loud noise can cause hearing loss.
According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, nearly 40 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 experience noise-induced hearing loss. Loud noise can permanently damage tiny hair cells in your inner ear that transmit sound to your brain.
“One reason for an increase in noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is due to earbud and headphone use,” Sarah Lundstrom, AuD, an audiologist at HearCare Audiology Center in Venice, tells WebMD Connect to Care. “Many young people listen to music at a loud level and for a prolonged time, which can lead to hearing loss later in life.”