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Audiology Associates www.audiologyassociates.net can help if you’re having problems with your hearing – call us at 661-284-1900 to set up an appointment.

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Hearing loss can be caused by many scenarios.

Repeated exposure to loud noise levels of more than 85 decibels can cause permanent hearing loss at any age. That level isn’t so extreme, as an average conversation is about 50 decibels. A lawnmower is about 90 decibels. But combining loud activities like listening to music on your iPod while you mow the lawn is even more damaging to ears. That’s because most people turn the music even louder when operating noisy equipment.

Infection, earwax buildup, an object in the ear, ear or head injury and a ruptured eardrum are conditions that can lead to temporary or permanent hearing loss. Smoking and diabetes also impact how blood flow reaches hair cells and can subsequently cause hearing loss over time. Taking too many over-the-counter medications, including ibuprofen or aspirin, can lead to irreversible deafness.

Aging also makes it more likely that you will suffer from gradual hearing loss. It’s the third most common long-term health problem in older Americans, affecting up to 40 out of 100 people age 65 and older and 80 out of 100 who are older than 85.

Hearing loss occurs to most people as they age. Hearing loss can be due to the aging process, exposure to loud noise, certain medications, infections, head or ear trauma, congenital (birth or prenatal) or hereditary factors, diseases, as well as a number of other causes.

If your hearing has seriously deteriorated you may be dreading the idea of getting hearing aids. But hearing aids actually work very well when properly fitted and adjusted appropriately. They are designed to make words and the conversations easier to understand in all situations, without making sounds appear to be too loud.

If you feel the need to have your hearing evaluated, make an appointment with Audiology Associates in Santa Clarita. We take pride in offering the most current hearing aid and hearing healthcare products and services to Santa Clarita, California and surrounding areas. Our office staff is highly skilled and knowledgable in hearing loss and the hearing aid industry. We welcome you to visit our office, or contact us with any questions you may have.

We offer a variety of  products that can restore your hearing so you won’t be left missing important conversations or sounds that you always loved to hear.

Give us a call at 661-284-1900.