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Causes of Hearing Loss Beyond Loud Noise

June 4, 2018

From the U.S. News & World Report website

No doubt noise is a significant contributor to hearing loss, especially in our increasingly urbanized world. “If you’re in a Western developed country, there’s noise everywhere. You walk out on the street … in your home, it’s ubiquitous,” says Richard Salvi, founder and director of the University at Buffalo’s Center for Hearing and Deafness in Buffalo, New York. But the din of city life or exposure to everyday commotion and even booms or blasts on the job – from battlefields to factories (where noise is more regulated today) – aren’t the only causes of hearing loss. As it turns out, soundless risks – some common, others less so – can also quiet a person’s world.

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