Other noisy lines of work include the military, mining, manufacturing, agriculture, and transportation. Even musicians, who literally create music for our ears, are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss. Some now wear special earplugs to protect their ears when they perform. The earplugs allow them to hear music without harming their ears’ inner workings.
There are many different causes of hearing loss. It can be caused by home- or work-related factors, it can be hereditary, or it can just be a part of the aging process. Hearing loss can be triggered by a blast of loud noise, infections, the effects of toxins, by injury, or hereditary factors. The good news is that there are now solutions to successfully correct most types of hearing loss.