10 Little Known Facts About Hearing Loss

You might have some ideas about hearing loss and how it happens, but today we are here with just the facts; some you probably didn’t know. The more you know about hearing loss, the better prepared you are to prevent it from happening or getting treatment if it has already happened. Here are 10 little known facts about hearing loss.

  1. Hearing loss is more common than you think. Over 466 million people in the world have disabling hearing loss.
  2. Your hearing depends on tiny hairs in your inner ear. If you lose them, you lose your hearing.
  3. Although age-related hearing loss does affect many people over 65, most people experience hearing loss before that.
  4. The most common reason for hearing loss is exposure to excessively loud sounds that are 85 decibels or higher.
  5. You can get permanent hearing loss from just one loud noise like a shotgun or explosion.
  6. Hearing is not your ears only function, they also keep your balance.
  7. Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the US behind arthritis and heart disease.
  8. Foods like bananas, salmon, and broccoli can help promote your hearing health and combat hearing loss.
  9. 1.1 billion young people (aged between 12–35 years) are at risk of hearing loss due to exposure to recreational noise.
  10. Untreated hearing loss can put you at risk for dementia.

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