Age-related hearing loss is almost certainly noise induced hearing loss says a recent report, confirming Dr. Daniel fFnk’s conclusion after reviewing the literature in 2017.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that headphone use causes hearing loss. Dr. Daniel Fink is not surprised, as most volume limiting headphones still deliver a damaging 85 decibels.
Research shows young adults who regularly attend clubs and concerts have signs of hearing loss. They may pass standard hearing tests, but show subtle hearing loss and decreases in auditory signals.
Dr. Daniel Fink says if you are going to do yard work, make sure to wear a pair of ear plugs if the tools you use make more noise than a rake. Ear plugs today will help you avoid hearing aids tomorrow.
If you have joined protests recently, you know the police are using low flying helicopters and flash-bang devices. Both can hurt year ears, so please bring ear plugs with you when you go.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about the problem people with hearing loss are having in the age of coronavirus—masks interfere with understanding speech.