Facts About Hearing Loss

Understanding Hearing Loss

  • Cumulative noise exposure is the number one reason for hearing loss
  • 1 in 4 workers exposed to high levels of noise will develop a hearing loss
  • Professions at risk of hearing loss include:  emergency personnel, police officers, farmers, construction workers, military personnel, factory workers, dentists, musicians and DJ’s
  • Loud noise and music cause hearing loss by damaging the sensitive hair cells in the cochlea (inner ear)
  • Hearing loss may occur gradually from exposure to loud sounds and is often not noticed until much later in life