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Hearing Loss Myths - Fact vs Fiction?

When people come to realize that their hearing is not what it used to be, they can react in different ways. Some take a practical approach by dealing with it systematically and unemotionally. Others feel quite emotional about it and equate hearing loss with negative feelings. Often this is a result of some common misconceptions and myths about hearing loss and hearing aids.

Over the next few weeks we will debunk the most popular myths out there so you can have a  clearer understanding of hearing loss and feel more comfortable about seeking out options for better hearing.

Myth #1:

“I don’t have to worry about my hearing or get it checked until I am over 60. There isn’t much you can do to protect it anyway because you naturally lose it with age.”

Fact:

People who are exposed to noise and do not protect their hearing begin to lose their hearing at an early age. For example, by age 25 the average carpenter has "50-year old" ears. There is also growing concern and permanent hearing loss due to the increased use of in-ear listening devices such as MP3 players.

Do not wait until you notice a hearing loss to start protecting yourself from harmful noise. After damage to the ear is done, it generally cannot be reversed. Noise injury - not age - is the single most common cause of hearing loss. In fact, 37% of hearing loss is due to noise injury. That means it could have been prevented.

Anyone regularly exposed to loud noise or over the age of 55 should have an annual hearing test. Anyone who notices a change in their hearing (or who develops tinnitus) should have their hearing checked immediately.

A hearing test is painless and easy. It’s important to detect a loss as soon as possible as this can help minimize further hearing loss.

When people come to realize that their hearing is not what it used to be, they can react in different ways. Some take a practical approach by dealing with it systematically and unemotionally. Others feel quite emotional about it and equate hearing loss with negative feelings. Often this is a result of some common misconceptions and myths about hearing loss and hearing aids.

Over the next few weeks we will debunk the most popular myths out there so you can have a  clearer understanding of hearing loss and feel more comfortable about seeking out options for better hearing.

Myth #1:

“I don’t have to worry about my hearing or get it checked until I am over 60. There isn’t much you can do to protect it anyway because you naturally lose it with age.”

Fact:

People who are exposed to noise and do not protect their hearing begin to lose their hearing at an early age. For example, by age 25 the average carpenter has "50-year old" ears. There is also growing concern and permanent hearing loss due to the increased use of in-ear listening devices such as MP3 players.

Do not wait until you notice a hearing loss to start protecting yourself from harmful noise. After damage to the ear is done, it generally cannot be reversed. Noise injury - not age - is the single most common cause of hearing loss. In fact, 37% of hearing loss is due to noise injury. That means it could have been prevented.

Anyone regularly exposed to loud noise or over the age of 55 should have an annual hearing test. Anyone who notices a change in their hearing (or who develops tinnitus) should have their hearing checked immediately.

A hearing test is painless and easy. It’s important to detect a loss as soon as possible as this can help minimize further hearing loss.

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