Facts and myths about hearing loss

It’s time to get the facts. Wherever you are on your hearing journey, it’s vital you have enough information to separate the hearing loss facts from the myths. Once you know the facts, you can better understand what causes hearing loss, how hearing loss might be impacting you and how you can protect your hearing.

1. Quick Statistics, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/statistics/Pages/quick.aspx

2. Niskar AS, Kieszak SM, Holmes AE, Esteban E, Rubin C, Brody DJ. Estimated prevalence of noise induced hearing threshold shifts among children 6 to 19 years of age: The third national health and nutritional examination survey. 1988-1994, United States. Pediatrics 2001;108:40–43. Accessed at http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/noise/

3. Wyatt JR, Niparko JK, Rothman M, deLissovoy G. Cost Utility of the Multichannel Cochlear Implant in 258 Profoundly Deaf Individuals. Laryngoscope.1996;106:816–821

4. Presbycusis, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders , http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/Pages/presbycusis.aspx

5. University of California, San Francisco. Facts on Hearing Loss. Available from http://neurosurgery.ucsf.edu/index.php/brain_tumor_center_hearing_loss.html

6. Hearing Loss and Headphones – Is Anyone Listening?, American Osteopathic Association, http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/about-your-health/health-conditions-library/general-health/Pages/headphone-safety.aspx


The information on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, prescribe treatment, or replace medical advice. Please consult a hearing healthcare professional to diagnose or treat a hearing or health problem.

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