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A 39-year-old member asked:

What can i do to prevent or avoid hearing loss?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Hearing loss: Hearing loss occurs for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons we can control and others we cannot. First, if you have a genetic or inherited form of hearing loss, there really isn't much you can do, except get a hearing test and use hearing aids, if necessary. On the other hand, one of the most common causes of hearing loss is from noise exposure. Control this by ear plugs or avoidance.
Last updated Apr 28, 2015
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