Causes of hearing loss:
- Sounds above 85 decibels can lead to hearing loss. Here is a list of noises that may induce hearing loss.
- Presbycusis, otherwise induced by the aging process, which results in the inability to decipher sounds in speech. The onset is typically in the mid 50s.
- Meniere’s disease is a result of fluid imbalance in the cochlea. Symptoms include hearing loss, dizziness, and tinnitus.
- Otosclerosis is bone growth in the mid ear and prevents sound vibration, which in turn results in hearing loss.
- Ototoxic drugs such as chemotherapy, large doses of aspirin,bactericidal antibiotics, and loop diuretics, which, are used to treat edema and congestive heart failure.
- Trauma can take many forms such as tumors, head injury, acoustic assault, and so forth.
Signs and exposure risks of hearing loss:
- Muffled sounds and trouble deciphering speech
- Family history of hearing loss
- Workplace has repetitive noise that exceeds 85 decibels
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