Common Causes of Hearing Loss
The most common causes of hearing loss are noise, aging, disease, and heredity and is one of the common conditions that affects older adults. Men typically are more likely to have hearing loss and makes it more difficult to have a conversation with family and friends. It can add to levels of frustration or embarrassment about not being able to hear.
Appropriate hearing aids are choices for improving the ease of hearing and listening.
Presbycusis, hearing loss that occurs as you age, occurs gradually. The symptoms include muffled speech sounds, frequently asking other to repeat, or avoiding some social activities. It is estimated that more than 30% of persons between the ages of 65 and 75 have a hearing loss. Presbycusis is non-reversible, but steps can be taken to improve your hearing and listening. Hearing aids can give a greater sense of independence and self-confidence.
Hearing Loss and Deafness are two different conditions for communication.
The hearing loss affects the ability to listen easily.
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