Hearing loss is a condition in which a person's hearing loss is less than every day. If you are not detected and treated promptly, you may end up losing your hearing permanently.

Gradual hearing loss is a common problem usually occurs when older or because of exposure to noise. Let's learn more about this disease with Better Hearing Centers.

How does hearing loss occur?

Hearing loss is a result of the fact that sound signals cannot be transmitted to the brain. There are two major types of hearing loss:

  • Hearing loss: This condition is caused by damage to sensory hair cells in the inner ear or auditory nerve. In addition, the disease is more likely to occur as a result of older age or ear injuries.
  • Transmitted hearing loss: This phenomenon occurs when the sound cannot travel from the outer ear to your inner ear, usually due to blockage of the ear or ear fluid. In addition, the buildup of fluid to ear infection, perforation of the eardrum or ear bones is also a possible cause of this condition.

    You may experience both types of hearing loss. Such cases are called mixed hearing loss. Some people are born with hearing loss, but the hearing loss when growing up is more common.

    Causes of hearing loss


    Age is the biggest cause of hearing loss. Poor hearing due to old age is called hearing loss. Normally, we will start hearing from the age of 40. At the age of 80, most people have hearing problems, feeling difficult to hear high frequency sounds like women's or children's voices.

    Noisy sound

    Another common cause of hearing loss is ear damage when exposed to loud noise. Noise can destroy sensitive hair cells inside the cochlea, causing your hearing to gradually disappear.

    You are at high risk of hearing loss due to noise if you:

  • Working with noisy equipment such as pneumatic or compressed hammers;
  • Working in the environment with great music, such as nightclubs;
  • Listen to music at high volume with headphones;

    Hearing loss can also occur after you are exposed to a loud noise such as an explosion. This is called trauma due to the sound.

    In addition, hearing loss can also be caused by other factors such as:

  • Heredity: Some people may be deaf or have deafness over time because of genetic factors;
  • Infection of the virus in the inner ear, such as mumps or measles;
  • Viral infection of the auditory nerve such as mumps or rubella;
  • Meniere: When you get sick, you have dizziness, loss of hearing, tinnitus, and blockage in your ears.
  • H auditory nerve : This is a condition in which benign tumors develop on or near the auditory nerve;
  • Meningitis: occurs when the protective membrane surrounds the brain and spinal cord become infected;
  • Multiple sclerosis : affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), causes hearing loss;
    Head injury;
  • Tai deformed;
  • Stroke: This condition causes the blood supply to the brain to be lost or interrupted, causing hearing loss.
  • The eardrum: the eardrum is torn or punctured by a hole;
  • Osteoporosis: Abnormal development of the bones in the middle ear causes them to be less active and less efficient in the transmission of sound;
  • Injury to ear bones due to injury or cholesteatoma (ectopic ear disease that develops in the middle ear);
  • Swelling around the ear canal due to jaw surgery or radiotherapy of nose and sinuses;
  • Ear canal dysfunction;
  • There are strange things in the ear.
  • Symptom

    Hearing loss occurs suddenly and gradually. Therefore, you will not be able to recognize the disease at first.

    You may notice signs of hearing loss when:

    It's hard to hear clearly what other people say and understand what they mean, especially when working in groups;

  • Ask people to repeat what they have said many times;
  • Listen to music or watch TV at a higher volume than normal;
  • Difficult to hear the phone or doorbell;
  • Difficult to find the direction of noise emission;
  • Frequent feeling tired or stressed, hard to concentrate on listening;
  • Frequently heard the noise, the buzzing and the whistling in the ear.
  • Therefore, if you have signs of illness such as earache or tinnitus, you must go to the hospital to check your ear as soon as possible so that you can treat the disease promptly and avoid hearing loss permanently.

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    Author's Bio: 

    In 1967 Larson and Ruth Hudson had the opportunity to open an office in hearing aid Kentucky. They moved to the city of Bowling Green where they opened a Beltone store front office that primarily served Bowling Green and the surrounding counties utilizing in home visits along with service centers in local hotels.