#HearingFactFriday: A lot of people have noise-induced hearing loss

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) devoted one of their Vital Signs™ newsletters to the topic of noise-induced hearing loss. The subject got its own dedicated issue because hearing loss is a prevalent and growing health issue — and because exposure to loud noise is one of the leading causes of hearing loss.

Another reason the CDC made it the focus of their monthly newsletter is because noise-induced hearing loss — unlike most other causes of hearing loss — is preventable.

While not everyone can or wants to avoid situations where noise is excessive — such as at work, going to concerts or events, or using certain tools and equipment — we can all choose to wear earplugs, turn the volume down, or take other steps to protect our hearing and minimize hearing damage.

If you want some advice on how to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, check out these 10 tips to protect your hearing. If you think you have hearing loss and want to consult with someone about what to do next, we can help. Call 1-888-908-1845 or click here and we’ll help you schedule a consultation with a hearing care professional in your area.


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By Starkey Hearing