Hearing Loss and Your Health
Did you know that your hearing health has a direct effect on your overall health? Hearing loss can occur for a number of reasons. Some causes can be natural and others would surprise you. As people age, they may begin to lose their hearing as a result of the natural aging process. One of the most common causes of hearing loss is exposure to loud noises.
There are also medical reasons for hearing loss like viruses, bacteria, heart conditions or stroke, head injuries, tumors, and certain medicines. New studies have revealed some surprising causes as well, like diabetes or hypertension.
Over 5% of the world’s population 360 million people – has disabling hearing loss. 1 in 3 people OVER THE AGE OF 60 have hearing loss. 1 in 14 Generation Xers (ages 37- 48) already have hearing loss. 1 in 6 Baby Boomers (ages 49-68) have hearing loss. 1 in 5 Teenagers have some type of hearing loss.