This was such an excellent blog I felt it was better to reblog it than come up with my own. Without further adieu, here’s information on the four myths of hearing loss by the Say What Club.

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Myth #1 – Hearing Loss only affects older people.

Not true. Hearing loss strikes all ages. Babies are born with it and teenagers develop it. Hearing loss comes at ages 20, 30 and 40 years of age from environmental noise exposure and unknown reasons. It can slowly sneak up on a person for years or happen over night. Hearing loss doesn’t discriminate.

Teenagers are a surprising, new addition to hearing loss ranks thanks to MP3 players and earbuds. Some listen to their music so loud, others can hear it too. National Public Radio coined the phrase “ear spray” meaning: “overflow sounds from someone listening to their iPod too loud.” If this is the case, they are unknowingly damaging their inner ear.

Kids have no idea what their future will be like with hearing loss and they aren’t ones to heed warnings. To them, the louder the better. As early…

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2 comments

  1. Thank you for your nice words! I’m happy to promote hearing loss awareness and it seems like so many people just don’t get it. I hope by writing stuff like this, more people do.

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