Genetics, physical problems with the ear, encounters with loud noises, or simply age can all contribute to hearing loss.
Noise exposure is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. There are many ways to protect your ears from loud noises and ensure hearing health. The most obvious way is to protect your ears from loud sounds. Wearing ear protection when working around loud machinery or vehicles, or even while at concerts or other loud events can prevent damage to the ear. Even the sound of a loud blender or ambulance can damage an ear, so taking precautions when you can is key!