Not all hearing loss is equal. Many people experience hearing loss, and those odds increase as you get older. In fact, 25% of people between the ages of 55-65 experience some sort of hearing loss, and many young people are at a severe risk of developing some sort of hearing loss at some point. Hearing loss is not the only thing that is a common occurrence. Hearing damage in the form of tinnitus also affects a large percentage of the population.
Things that cause hearing loss include:
- Loud noise over long periods of exposure
- Injury to the inner ear, such as concussive effects from explosions
- Viral infections, such as Shingles, Measles or Mumps
- Diabetic side effects
Hearing damage also occurs frequently, and is still permanent, but usually does not affect your ability to hear things clearly. Tinnitus is one example of damaged hearing, and often presents as a high pitched ringing or buzzing. Causes of tinnitus include but are not limited to:
- Exposure to loud noise
- Stress and Anxiety
- Ear infections
- Build up of earwax
Tinnitus can be treated with the help of hearing aids, as can regular hearing loss.
Hearing loss or damage does not have to be the end of the line. There are products for every budget that can effectively eliminate the effects of hearing loss. Advances in hearing aid technology are occurring all the time, and the most advanced aids make an almost perfect sound with very little outside interference from things you are not actively focusing on. Livio AI is one such example of the technology behind modern hearing aids. It offers you the ability to distinguish between speech and background noise with relative ease.
Contact Southwest Hearing today for a free consultation about your hearing. It is time to hear it like the first time.