If you love music but don’t want to bother your roommates or your family, you probably enjoy using headphones. Aren’t they great? But be careful. When you crank up the volume, you can cause damage to the tiny hairs and nerve cells that transmit sound impulses to your brain. Over time, you may develop hearing loss.
Your hearing test might result in a normal hearing audiogram, even though you might notice you have trouble understanding people talking over background noise.
This kind of hidden hearing loss is common, especially in people who have been regularly exposed to loud sounds. If you’ve had a normal hearing audiogram but still have trouble hearing, talk to our hearing specialists!