Study Reveals 1 in 4 Adults are Unaware they have Hearing Damage

The CDC shows it's from everyday activities, not just in the workplace

About 1 in 4 adults who say their hearing is "good" or "excellent" actually have hearing damage.

The new finding from the CDC shows it's from loud sounds and everyday activities, not just in the workplace. The CDC says using a leaf blower or going to concerts can damage a person's hearing just as much as working in a noisy place.

The study reveals damage can appear as early as age 20.

"As people normally age their ability to hear tends to fade with time but, now, more and more we're seeing it that individuals are having hearing loss at an earlier age." UnityPoint Health Family Medicine Resident Physician, Dr. Taariq Goder, said.

Turning down the volume and wearing ear protection at loud events are a few ways to start preventing future damage.



 


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