Recently, our very own Dr. Sarah Lundstrom spoke with Manjari Bansal of WebMD.com on the topic of hearing loss risk factors. Here is a short excerpt from the article…

Exposure to Loud Noises

Being exposed to loud noises can damage the sensory hair cells in your ear, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As these hair cells become damaged, you slowly lose your ability to hear. While it’s possible to experience hearing loss after exposure to just one loud noise, like an explosion, repeated exposure to loud sounds is more likely to cause hearing loss.

Listening to loud music through headphones is a common cause of hearing loss, according to the CDC.

“Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is one of the only preventable types of hearing loss,” Sarah Lundstrom, AuD, tells WebMD Connect to Care. “Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is commonly associated with noise related hearing loss and can be an early warning sign. Wearing hearing protection is critical to protecting your hearing in noisy environments.”

Continue reading at https://www.webmd.com/connect-to-care/hearing-loss/risk-factors-for-hearing-loss

 

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