If you have hearing loss, do you know what caused it? There are many causes of hearing loss. Some are unexpected and rare — like diabetes, sleep apnoea and measles. And some, when you think about it, make more sense — like a perforated eardrum or earwax buildup.
The two most common causes, however, are exposure to loud noises (either steadily over time or via a sudden, extremely high-decibel sound) and simply growing older. They make sense, too, though, when you think about it.
If you do have hearing loss, it’s helpful to know what caused it — because then you can figure out the best way to treat it. A consultation with a hearing healthcare professional can help you determine both.
Not sure how to find one? Call 1800 024 985 or click here to find a trusted hearing healthcare provider near you.