Can Wearing Earbuds Cause Hearing Loss?

Can Wearing Earbuds Cause Hearing Loss?

Loud noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. An estimated 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 already have irreversible hearing loss caused by loud sounds. And up to 16% of teens have hearing loss that may have been caused by loud noise....
Why You Should Wear Hearing Protection

Why You Should Wear Hearing Protection

Hearing loss can be the direct results of what can happen if you don’t protect your ears from sounds that are too loud.  A hearing loss that occurs as a result of exposure to loud sound is called a noise-induced hearing loss or NIHL.  A NIHL can occur immediately....
Hearing Loss is Associated with Depression

Hearing Loss is Associated with Depression

A recent study found an association between hearing loss and depression among American adults.  Hearing loss is an invisible handicap and one of the most common chronic conditions later in life. Over time, a hearing loss can isolate people from friends and family. The...
Can Allergies Cause Hearing Loss?

Can Allergies Cause Hearing Loss?

Itchy eyes, watery eyes, sneezing, and coughing, are all symptoms of an allergic reaction, but can a change in your ability to hear also be a symptom of an allergic reaction?  The answer is yes allergies cause hearing loss in some but not all allergy sufferers.  Your...
What are the Symptoms of Age-Related Hearing Loss?

What are the Symptoms of Age-Related Hearing Loss?

Presbycusis is the loss of hearing that occurs as we age. Hearing loss is a common disorder associated with aging. About 30-35 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 years have a hearing loss. An estimated that 40-50 percent of people 75 and older have a...