Causes and types of hearing loss

Causes of hearing loss

The causes of hearing loss can range from infection to exposure to noise, find here an overview on the common causes that may completely change the way you hear!

Main causes

Hearing loss has many causes and contributing factors. Some of the causes of hearing loss unfortunately cannot be avoided, like age related hearing loss. However we do have control over some, like, avoiding excessive exposure to loud noises. Our expert audiologists are available to help you understand what causes your hearing to change, and further help you decide the appropriate course of action.

Possible causes of Hearing Loss

Changes in your hearing can be a gradual process or it can be a sudden change. Identifying hearing loss is not always that easy and other people may notice changes before you do. However, some causes that may lead to hearing loss are:
  • Aging
  • Exposure to loud noise
  • Genetics
  • Medication
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Earwax
  • Infection
  • Head trauma
  • Listening to loud music
  • Smoking, alcohol and being over weight


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