The majority of us will think nothing of listening to loud music via headphones, or standing in the front row, next to the speakers, at a rock concert. But these habits may lead to subtle hearing loss, which, research now shows, may affect the brain in undesirable ways.
Beware of minor hearing problems early in life; they may lead to cognitive impairment as you grow older.
Every day of our lives, we face being exposed to loud noises — particularly those of us who live in busy cities.
These are not normally loud enough to harm our hearing. But if we are consistently exposed to sounds that break a certain noise threshold, it may, in time, cause some amount of hearing loss.
Extremely loud noises over 120 decibels can cause immediate hearing loss.
“Most concerning, this early hearing loss could pave the way for dementia."