What Some Common Causes for Loss of Hearing?

August 23, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Hearing loss in adults is a very big issue, and it is something that we take very seriously here at McGuire’s Hearing Center. In fact, we want to ensure every patient we come into contact with knows there are solutions when their hearing starts to decline. It is really important that they understand this so they don’t believe they are doomed to a fate they don’t want to accept. 

A few of the causes of hearing loss should be known to all so that we can all start to work on how we will combat hearing loss. 

Otosclerosis

This is a disease of the middle ear. It makes it more challenging for the bones in the middle ear to move how they would typically move to hear things. You can inherit hearing loss from your family, and this is one form that can be passed down from person to person. It is worth getting this checked out if you are worried at all about your ears possibly not being able to provide you with the ability to hear things properly. 

Very Loud Noise

It is possible that very loud noise can potentially cause you to lose some of your hearing or even go deaf (in extreme cases). Noise-related hearing loss is completely painless, and it is something that people tend to develop over time. However, there are situations in which one may experience a major decline in their hearing abilities all at once if they are exposed to an extremely loud sound such as an explosion. 

Head Injury

It may be necessary to get your hearing checked if you experience a head injury of any kind. The physical injury to the head can be bad in and of itself, but it may also cause some hearing loss that one was not expecting. Thus, it is very important to keep this in mind when looking at the potential damage that one may experience when they have had a head injury of any kind. 

Acoustic Neuroma 

A tumor that causes hearing loss is one example of acoustic neuroma, which can be very serious in relation to how well you are able to hear or not. Some people with this condition also note that it may cause them to experience a ringing in the ears as well. This is also a potential symptom of acoustic neuroma, and it is also something that should be treated ASAP when possible. 

There are many ways that a person can potentially lose some or all of their hearing. Thus, it is very important to know what the possibilities are and what you can do to potentially stave off some of the worst possible outcomes as far as losing your hearing. You certainly don’t want to have to deal with this, and there is no reason why you should be subjected to hearing loss when you can take preventative measures to stop it. 

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