May is Better Hearing and Speech Month
Hearing loss can be caused by several factors including exposure to excessive loud noise, ear infections, trauma, or ear disease.
One way to prevent hearing loss is to protect your hearing. Wearing hearing protection around loud sounds is very important. Avoiding noise when possible is also crucial, and other than hearing protection, it's important not to put anything in your ear.
Do you or someone you know have difficulty hearing in noisy environments such as a restaurant, shopping mall, in cars, or at the movie theater? Do you feel like people seem to mumble all the time? If so, you might have a hearing loss.
Hearing helps us to make memories, learn language and to connect with others.
Caitlin Helstrom, AuD
Northern Light AR Gould Hospital
Ear, Nose and Throat Care