Ringing in the ears has happened to everyone – maybe it was after a loud concert or party, or maybe during a home renovation.
Noise exposure is one of the leading causes of hearing loss in the United States, and it can affect people of all ages. Every day, we experience noises and sounds in our environment at varying levels. Most sounds are at safe, normal levels.
No one wants to deal with hearing loss – either with themselves or with their loved ones – but how common is hearing loss really? How likely is it that you will have someone in your life who is deaf or hard of hearing?
Naturally, when we think of hearing health, we tend to focus on physical hearing loss. But hearing health has been connected to so much more, including increased risk of falls, emotional or psychological issues, cardiovascular issues, and even diabetes.