Our hearing is a complex system of delicate and interconnected parts. And while it can withstand much, some things are known to damage the tiny hairs (stereocilia) and nerve cells in your inner ear — which can cause or result in hearing loss. These things include loud noises, natural aging, certain medications and, in some cases, illnesses that are accompanied with high fever, like meningitis, encephalitis, mumps, and jaundice.
For a more detailed list of potential causes of hearing loss, click here.
If you’re experiencing or worried about hearing loss, consult with a hearing healthcare provider in your area who can answer any questions you have.
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