At what age does hearing loss start?

Most people still think of hearing loss as an “old age” phenomena. While it’s true that many of our patients are senior citizens, the average age of our patients is getting younger and younger.

I used to say that hearing begins to deteriorate at age 21. But, with the use of iPods and iPhones to listen to music, hearing loss has begun to occur much younger. Seven percent of teens have some permanent hearing loss.

Will I Have Hearing Loss?

One of the biggest changes that comes ever so slightly is a change in our hearing. If a close member of your family has or had a hearing loss, it is likely that you too will have a hearing loss as you age. We live is such a noisy society, it is likely that your hearing will worsen as you get older.