Causes & Signs of Hearing Loss

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

There are eight obvious signals you’re suffering from hearing loss. Learn more

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