Hearing Loss- Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Prevention


Hearing loss is the impaired hearing capacity. Deafness is the utter powerlessness of hearing speech. The causes of deafness and hearing loss are numerous and can occur at any age. People can suddenly go deaf as a complication of a virus, or lose their hearing over time due to disease, nerve damage, or noise-induced injury. Around three in 1,000 babies are born deaf, mostly due to genetic factors. Around 2 out of every 10 people in Canada have at least a moderate hearing loss and about half of Canadians over…

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