Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Noise-induced hearing loss is the second most common form of hearing loss. It may happen gradually due to repeated exposure to loud noise, or it can happen suddenly due to exposure to extremely loud sound.
It may be that you have spent a large part of your career in a noisy environment (e.g. armed forces, musical career, construction). Or it may be that one of your hobbies leads to exposure to excessive noise levels (e.g. clubbing, shooting, listening to music through headphones).
Hearing loss happens when sound causes damage to the hair cells of the hearing organ (the cochlea). This is due to force of impact on the hair cells when the noise occurs and the damage can either be temporary or permanent.
The best thing you can do is to protect your ears but if it is too late and your hearing has already been affected then book a free hearing test and we will assess your level of hearing loss.
You can learn more about noise induced hearing loss here.