The world around us can be a noisy place. And it only seems to be getting worse. This has helped to contribute to a growing problem of hearing loss. We’ll review some causes and how it is being dealt with.
We hear through the interaction of many sensitive parts within our ear. Each one is very critical in our ability to hear. And these components are very sensitive to the sounds they detect.
In many cases hearing loss is caused by being subjected to excessive noise levels over a long period of time. This noise level affects different parts of the ear and eventually creates a certain degree of hearing loss.
The most obvious way to avoid this type of loss is to protect your hearing. Don’t listen to loud music and use earplugs when you are exposed to a noisy environment. In this way you can help to avoid exposing your ears to these loud sounds and hopefully protect your hearing for some time to come.
There are other types of hearing loss which may be due to disease or which progress as we age. The sensitive parts in our ears do tend to degrade over time. It is therefore advisable to get regular hearing tests to measure if there are any changes or degradation.
Depending upon the type of hearing loss, your Hearing Instrument Specialist may implement certain treatments or corrective activities. One of the most common ways to combat hearing loss is through the use of hearing aids.
In this way, people who are affected with hearing loss can regain a good quality of life and continue to interact with the world around them.