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Is hearing loss preventable?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutley!

Some hearing loss is genetic and is not preventable.
However hearing loss can and does occur with repeated and prolonged noise trauma. When in doubt... Wear hearing protection: mowing, firing weapons, avoiding loud music (headphones or not)...

In brief: Absolutley!

Some hearing loss is genetic and is not preventable.
However hearing loss can and does occur with repeated and prolonged noise trauma. When in doubt... Wear hearing protection: mowing, firing weapons, avoiding loud music (headphones or not)...
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and No

Genetics, aging and infection are three causes of hearing loss that you may not be able to prevent.
But noise induced hearing loss is not only preventable but avoiding loud noises either with iPods or industrial noise, can prevent one of the most common causes of hearing loss in western society.

In brief: Yes and No

Genetics, aging and infection are three causes of hearing loss that you may not be able to prevent.
But noise induced hearing loss is not only preventable but avoiding loud noises either with iPods or industrial noise, can prevent one of the most common causes of hearing loss in western society.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If you do not expose yourself to constant loud noises.

In brief: Yes

If you do not expose yourself to constant loud noises.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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