Is Hearing Loss Genetic?
The short answer is yes. Although many factors can influence hearing loss, such as the environment, medical issues, trauma, and medications, genetics can also play a vital role, especially to those with congenital hearing loss (hearing loss present at birth). The CDC reports that about 50% to 60% of hearing loss in babies is due to genetic causes. However, people’s genes can also make them more susceptible to age or noise related hearing loss later in life. It is estimated th
Protecting your Ears This Fall & Winter
Winter weather can be a trigger to hearing loss. Find out how.