Hearing impairment from earphone?

Possible. It is important to listen to audio coming through headphones at a moderate volume. If you cannot hear the things around you, you are listening too loud. And be sure to take a break from the headphones every now and then.

Related Questions

What is a hearing impairment?

Loss of frequencies. A hearing impairment involves a spectrum of perceptive loss of auditory acuity in a certain frequency range, usually presenting as a sensory neural high frequency hearing loss (SNHFHL) Read more...

What is the severity of condition of hearing impairment?

It varies. Severity of hearing deficit may vary depending on the condition. Worst of all elderly sustain nerve damage which may result in severe hearing loss resulting in stressful social life. Read more...

What is on horizon for curing hearing impairment?

Cure for hearing los. Nothing substatial, except better hearing aid and cochlear implants.But scientists have successfully produced functional auditory hair cellsin the cochlea of the mouseinner ear.The breakthrough suggests that a new therapy may be developed in the future to successfully treat hearing loss. Read more...

Is my hearing impairment going to affect my dreams?

Should not. Hearing loss does not typically affect dreams. What affects your ability to remember dreams is your sleep quality. If your sleep is disrupted or shortened you may find that you are not dreaming or not remembering your dreams. Read more...

What's the history of hearing loss, or hearing impairment with age?

Gradual HF loss. Many people will experience gradual bilateral high frequency loss with age. In some the loss will become severe enough that it interferes with ability to discriminate voices or hear in general. Some hearing loss is clearly attributable to noise exposure, but some is likely genetic as well. Read more...
Presbyacusis. Aging can cause progressive hearing loss in higher frequencies called sensorineural deafness. Not everyone gets this kind of heating loss even when they are aged. Read more...
Presbycussis. In western society, there is a well known group of diseases called presbycussis, which is the term used for the hearing loss of aging. Although genetics and noise play an important role, over the age of about 60, there is a gradual degeneration of inner ear hair cells and a progressive loss of hearing in the high pitches. Sometimes, a hearing aid or aids may help. Read more...

Is there anyway to prevent my hearing impairment from getting worse at 60?

Hearing preservation. Ultimately it will depend on what caused your hearing loss in the first place. Make sure to protect your ears anytime you are in a noisy environment or you are using power tools/heavy equipment. Understand that even under "normal" circumstances we all lose hearing over time. Remember to check in with your ENT & audiologist as they recommend. Read more...

Is it possible to suffer social withdrawl after getting hearing impairment?

Of course. When it is difficult to hear, what are your options? To constantly ask people to repeat themselves? What if backgroud noise cannot be shut out? How would you be able to focus on what was in front of you? And if you are young, it is always difficult being "different". Read more...