I’m Young. Why Should I Worry About Hearing Loss?
No matter what age you are, you can potentially suffer hearing loss. If you’ve ever been to high-decibel events, like rock concerts or sporting events, you know that sometimes your ears can ring or hurt when the sound gets too intense. Even if you’re not a music lover or sports fan, there are plenty of other places where your hearing can be imperiled, such as construction or industrial sites. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prolonged exposure to loud noises can damage the hair cells in the inner ear and may also damage the auditory nerve, causing permanent hearing loss.