Age-related hearing loss, also called presbycusis, is becoming increasingly common as the population ages and because many people are exposed to noisy environments on a regular basis. While hearing loss is in many ways a natural part of aging - it's not your grandfather's hearing loss anymore. There are many things you can do to limit damage to your hearing health. Mainly, it's important to be aware of how much noise you are exposed to throughout your normal day. Protecting your hearing health is often easier than you may think. Here are five tips to protect your hearing:
Since hearing loss is becoming so common, it would be a good idea to add a hearing test to your list of annual screenings. Because of the damage that loud music and headphones or ear buds are causing, the incidence of hearing loss has increased dramatically since the advent of the walkman back in 1979. The Medical establishment suggests a baseline before age 30 or ASAP and then annual screenings age 50+.
If you are concerned about hearing loss, for yourself or for someone important to you, contact your Audiologist or Hearing Health Care Professional at your nearby AccuQuest Hearing Centers.