Think you hear everything around you clearly? Think again. A new study found that approximately one-fourth of adults between the ages of 20 and 69 who think they hear well actually have suffered hearing loss. The study, which was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), also found that 24 percent of hearing loss has to do with noisy work environments.
However, it’s important to note that even those who live relatively quiet lives can suffer from hearing loss. According to the CDC, exposure to noises like emergency vehicle sirens, lawnmowers, and music and sporting events can cause permanent hearing loss. Over time, gradual damages add up to marked hearing loss.