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Hearing Loss: A Common Problem for Older Adults adult deafness causes


There are many causes of hearing loss in adults. You can prevent some but not all causes. Audiologists can help.

Age- and noise-related hearing loss are common and can affect quality of Older adults with hearing loss may report feelings of depression.

Each type of hearing loss may have several different causes. Exposure to loud noise is a common cause. Learn about other causes of hearing loss here.

What causes sudden deafness? How is SSHL can happen to people at any age, but most often affects adults in their late 40s and early 50s.