2 Common Causes of Hearing Loss

Written By Alla Levin
August 25, 2022
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2 Common Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is something that many individuals are experiencing all over the world, and it’s not just limited to a particular age group. Children can experience it, adults can experience it, the elderly can experience it, and it can be caused by several different factors.

It’s worth knowing that hearing loss is something that can often be prevented and is down to your actions to protect your hearing health.

If you’re careless with your hearing health, you’ll experience hearing loss a lot sooner than many others do. Constantly exposing yourself to loud noises puts you at much greater risk, and even if you don’t feel the consequences immediately, your hearing may be permanently damaged.

Impacted wax

Having a build-up of wax in your ear isn’t too uncommon, nor is it always dangerous. If you have a lot of wax that has built up in your ear and has become impacted, it can lead to a few things. Firstly, you may be feeling a sense of fullness in your ear, or even discomfort.

You may also be experiencing muffled hearing in one ear. If you believe you have impacted wax, it’s important that you don’t attempt to handle it yourself. You should seek out professional help to get it extracted in a safe way.

There are a lot of DIY solutions to impacted wax, but you should know that tampering with your own ears puts you at risk of a perforated or punctured eardrum, and it’s not worth the trouble. A professional may use suction or flush your ears out to remove the excess wax.

In most cases your ears will self-clean. However, there are occasions when your ears produce more wax than necessary, and putting things in your ears may cause the wax to be pushed further in.

Common Causes of Hearing Loss: Loud noiseLoud noise

If you’re the type of person who enjoys listening to loud music or feels like they can handle loud noises just fine without protection – you should know that you may be damaging your hearing.

Using headphones or speakers to listen to music at high volumes is dangerous, and you should consider turning it down. Your hearing won’t be immediately affected, and you may only start to see the results of it later on – however, it’s much safer to listen to your music a little quieter.

If you’re on a loud work site, you should ensure you’re never without hearing protection. Even a short time of exposure to loud noises can harm your eardrum, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

There are many causes of hearing loss, and it’s best to understand how you can look out for the symptoms. In some cases, hearing and balance disorders go hand in hand, and if you’re experiencing one, you may be experiencing the other without knowing about it. Speaking with a professional can help you to clear up any confusion or questions about your hearing health.

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