There are many other factors aside from exposure to loud noises that can cause hearing loss, ann irreversible health condition. In fact, there are many health conditions associated with hearing loss, including type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, high cholesterol, and certain infections and viruses.
In some rare cases, medications like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and aspirin have been associated with hearing loss when taken in high dosages.
Hearing loss associated with a medical condition is best treated by combating the underlying condition.
If you begin to notice hearing loss, you may shrug it off as a normal part of aging. But if it’s caused by an underlying condition, it can be treated or at least better managed. This is why it’s so important that you see your doctor at the first sign of any changes to your hearing.
An estimated 48 million Americans suffer from hearing loss, with many of them suffering in silence and not doing anything about it. As mentioned, there are many things that can be done regarding hearing loss as there are a wide variety of causes.
Regarding hearing loss due to noise, the World Health Organization recommends listening to music on a personal device no louder than 60 percent max volume for longer than an hour a day. Other ways to protect your ears from noise can involve wearing plugs and other appropriate equipment to block out loud noises, especially during concerts, fireworks, and in noisy work environments.