Myth #5 Only seniors have hearing loss.


Hearing loss can affect individuals of all ages. Some babies are born with hearing loss which could be due to innate physical abnormalities in the ear, exposure to toxic chemicals within the womb, or even infections that the mother passes to her baby in the womb (i.e. measles, herpes, CMV virus). Hearing loss can also develop later in life from excessive exposure to noise or to physical trauma like perforations to the eardrum.


That is why is it important for people of all ages to protect their hearing since anyone can have hearing loss.