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Posted on  December 4, 2021  by  Kenan


Hearing loss :

Hearing loss can affect one or both ears and can range from mild to severe. There are a variety of causes, and it can strike anyone at any age, but it is most common in people over 60. Hearing loss affects about 16% of adults in the United States, making it twice as common as diabetes or cancer. One out of every five men and one out of every eight women say they have difficulty hearing.

The good news is that there are a variety of options available, such as hearing aids. It's easier to understand how hearing loss affects you or a loved one—and what you can do about it—if you learn more about the symptoms, causes, tests, treatments, and prevention.

Symptoms of hearing loss

Hearing loss Symptoms depend on the type of hearing loss, the cause of the loss, and the severity of the loss. It's common for people with age-related hearing loss to have what's known as high-frequency hearing loss. Higher-pitched sounds like women's voices and birds chirping may be more difficult to hear. Hearing loss, on the other hand, can cause any or all of the following symptoms.:

• Everyday conversation is difficult to comprehend. • The sensation of being able to hear but not comprehending

• Having to turn up the volume on the television or radio

• Frequently asking others to repeat

• Avoidance of previously pleasurable social situations

• After a day of listening to other people, I'm exhausted.

• Increased communication difficulty in noisy situations such as restaurants, boisterous family gatherings, in the car, or group meetings

• Tinnitus is a condition that causes ringing and/or buzzing sounds in the ears.

Types of hearing loss

• A woman has trouble hearing.

• In noisy environments, hearing loss can make it difficult to understand conversations.

There are three main types of hearing loss: 

The most common type of hearing loss is sensorineural hearing loss. It is permanent and is caused by a variety of conditions that damage the auditory nerve or tiny hair-like cells in the inner ear. The auditory nerve transmits vital information to the brain about the loudness, pitch, and meaning of sounds. Sensorineural hearing loss affects the majority of adults. Even if the sound or speech is loud enough to hear, sensorineural hearing loss can make it difficult to understand it.

A mechanical problem in the outer or middle ear, or an obstruction in the ear canal, such as earwax, causes conductive hearing loss. It can be permanent, but it's more likely to be temporary and treatable medically. When a person has both sensorineural and conductive hearing loss, they are said to have mixed hearing loss.

Hearing Loss:

Hearing loss can be caused by a variety of factors. It could be inherited or simply a natural part of the aging process. A loud noise, an infection, the effects of toxins, or an injury can all cause it. The good news is that most types of hearing loss can be successfully corrected. Learn about the most common causes of hearing loss and what you can do to avoid them.

Causes of Hearing Loss:

The most common threats to your hearing – and how to protect yourself from them At work, there is a lot of noise. Noise levels should not be higher than 85 decibels. If it's higher, try to lower the volume or wear earplugs. Even simple noise-reducing measures like carpeting or wallcoverings can help reduce noise pollution inside rooms.

Reduce the volume of your television, radio, or stereo as much as possible. Where headphones are worn, such as with mobile MP3 players (» read more about Mp3 Players and Hearing Damage), extra caution is required. Sound systems in cars are frequently turned up too loud to compete with engine and traffic noise, which can dangerously increase the amount of noise to which your ears are exposed.

Concerts and discos:

Earplugs are required in some countries when attending concerts or clubs. While it would be preferable to turn the volume down to a more reasonable level, this isn't always possible in these settings. As a result, always use the earplugs provided or bring your ear protection. Restaurants and cafés Noise levels in restaurants and cafés are frequently dangerously high.

Without the parents' knowledge, babies and children, in particular, can be exposed to harmful noise. Avoid noisy restaurants and cafés, or take note of where the loudspeakers are located and ensure that your children are kept at a safe distance from them.

Loud tools and machinery:

If you have to use loud tools or machinery, put on ear protection. This holds whether you're using a lawnmower or a power drill. Insufficient knowledge Teach your children about the importance of hearing at a young age. Toy guns and some electronic games can both be dangerous to your hearing. Cotton buds should never be used in the ear because the harm they cause far outweighs the benefits. Cotton buds don't always remove ear wax; instead, they push it deep into the ear canal, right in front of the eardrum. An ear infection is more likely a result of this, especially in children. Cotton buds can also cause an increase in the production of ear wax as a side effect. Handkerchiefs are the same way.

Disease and infection:

Ear infections are most commonly caused by bacteria and affect children. In these cases, extreme caution should be exercised, and treatment should be sought as soon as possible. Even washing with contaminated water can cause an ear infection, which can lead to hearing loss. Deafness can be caused by certain childhood illnesses such as measles, whooping cough, and mumps. Vaccination information should be provided to parents promptly.

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