October is National Protect Your Hearing Month (also known as Audiologist Awareness Month) —and it’s also a great time to get the facts on just what causes hearing loss, as well as what you can do to prevent it.
Hearing loss affects approximately one-third of adults 61 to 70 years of age and more than 80 percent of those older than 85 years, according to the AAFP.
And it’s not just aging adults affected by hearing loss – every generation is showing signs of experiencing hearing loss.
Whether you’re a millennial or baby boomer, a retiree or a factory worker, it’s important to make your hearing health a priority, so you can stay connected to the people, sounds and experiences you love the most.
Explore these six blogs and learn what you can do to protect your hearing health now and in the future.
You probably already know the common causes of hearing loss—aging, loud noises and even your work environment can often damage to your hearing.
However, there are other causes you may be less aware of that could be impacting your hearing health. Read more here about nine surprising causes of hearing loss—and what you can do to steer clear of them. Read on to learn more.
Most occupational hearing loss is caused by being around noise loud enough to cause damage, but not discomfort. Learn which jobs pose the highest risk of hearing loss—and how you can protect yourself if you work in these industries. Read on to learn more.
Experts recommend making hearing exams a part of your annual check-up list—no matter how old you are. Read on to learn more about how often you should get your hearing checked by a professional, based on your age by clicking here.
When it comes to hearing health, research shows that hearing loss impacts every generation. Connect Hearing’s infographic, Hearing Loss Among Age Groups, shows just how much hearing loss affects everyone from millennials to the silent generation. Read more here.
Though it may not seem like it, the cost of catching and treating loss early on is far less expensive than waiting until it becomes a bigger issue. Here are just a few of the hidden costs of untreated hearing loss.
If you already have hearing aids, you may think you do not need to get your hearing tested. However, hearing loss prevention and treatment don’t end once you have a pair of devices. Click here to learn why it’s important to continue getting hearing tests after you get hearing aids.
It’s easy to take the first step towards healthier hearing. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your computer. Head over to our free online hearing test and get your results instantly
Have questions? Contact a nearby clinic and we’ll be happy to answer them!