Hearing Loss in Young People

Hearing Loss in Young People
Hearing loss is a disorder when your ability to hear is reduced. It is in one or both ears and effects the ability to speak learn and work. According to WHO 1.1 billion young people, age between 12 to 35  have a risk of hearing loss due to their lifestyle listening music at full volume, loud noise games, concerts, movie theaters etc.

Studies show that the most common cause of hearing loss in young is excessive or prolonged noise exposure. Youngsters, who are regularly using headphones at a loud volume, have twice the risk of hearing problems, than those who do not use them or use them at average volume. Young adult and teens should be able to Make decisions and take responsibility to deal with consequences of decisions and they easily avoid hearing loss disorder by taking some preventive action.

Day to day actions to prevent or minimize risk of hearing loss

  • Use high-quality earplugs that transfer sound into your inner ear more effectively.
  • Avoid loud noises:- saying nearby people louder music or sound hurts your ear.
  • Avoid loud events and activities.
  • Get a hearing test if worried you might be losing your hearing.
  • Avoid listening loud music more than 60 minutes per day.
  • If you getting infection Immediately go to your  Ear Nose throat (ENT) specialist.
  • Avoid excessive use of ototoxic medicines such as aspirin, acetaminophen.

Warning Signs of hearing loss

People need to notice these warning signs that alert you are getting affected by the hearing problem.

  • Ringing or buzzing in your ear after getting contact with noise.
  • You notice that you are getting a problem in hearing while talking to someone.
  • Getting fullness in the ear after leaving noisy a place.

Impact of hearing loss in young

One of the major impacts of hearing is people unable communicate with others. They loss productivity in work, have a higher unemployment rate. Mostly deaf people work in lower grade as compared with general workforce.

Some social impacts of hearing loss

  • They feel irritability, negativism, and anger, tension, stress, and depression.
  • Some time getting social rejection and loneliness.
  • Face avoidance in social situations.
  • The reduced alertness that increases the risk to personal safety.
  • impaired memory and ability to learn new tasks.
  • reduced job performance and earning power effects their family or life.
  • Reduced psychological and overall health.

Prevention is better than cure. Taking small steps towards reducing the likelihood of hearing loss now, will only benefit you in future.

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