I am sensitive to people with hearing loss since I have lost a lot of my hearing due to nerve damage by mumps and measles I had as a young boy. But much of it is preventable. There are many jobs that pre-dispose to hearing loss and in an article I read recently which one profession has a high degree of hearing loss?
I was dumb founded – farmers. The noise from the tractor and farm equiptment plus the sounds of farm animals predispose farmers to significant hearing loss. In our ears we have tiny hair cells that are susceptile to trauma caused by excessive noises.
As the hair cells are destroyed our hearing activity declines. Think of all the young people today losing their hearing with excessively loud music. This is totally preventable with ear plugs. We only have one set of ears.