Along with the dog days of summer come the common sounds of the season — outdoor rock concerts, festivals, and sporting events. Throw in a pair of earbuds, and over time studies show that the noises of today can be a recipe for hearing damage.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, forty million American adults have lost some of their hearing because of noise. Half of them suffered damage from everyday exposure to leaf blowers, sirens, rock concerts and other loud sounds. Hearing loss, which worsens with age, is the third most common chronic physical condition in the United States. It is twice as common as diabetes or cancer.
Hearing loss and tinnitus (commonly known as “ringing in the ears”) don’t just affect the aging – much younger people are showing signs of hearing problems that include ringing, roaring, buzzing, and pain. The statistics around hearing loss are alarming