“Hearing loss that occurs gradually as you age (presbycusis) is common. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated one-third of people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 75 and close to one-half of those older than 75 have some degree of hearing loss” – Mayo Clinic….learn more HERE

Hearing loss does not have to be an inevitable part of aging! There are many simple steps that can be taken to avoid age-related hearing loss or minimize the chance of hearing related issues.

– Minimize your exposure to loud noises that are persistent.

– Never listen to music through headphones or ear buds with the volume all the way up.

– Wear ear plugs or protective earmuffs during any activity that exposes you to noise at or above 85 decibels.

– See your doctor about a baseline hearing test, called an audiogram, to find out if you already have some early hearing loss.