While hearing loss is common as we age, there are many factors that can contribute to hearing loss. The ear is a very vascular mechanism. It requires oxygen and the many nutrients of the blood supply to remain healthy. Anything that disrupts the blood supply or alters the body chemistry may cause auditory side effects. We made a list of some common causes of hearing loss:
1) Excessive Noise Exposure (prolonged loud music, gun shots, noisy machinery)
2) Infections
3) Head Injury
4) Genetics or Birth Defects
5) Drug or Treatment Reaction (antibiotics, chemotherapy, radiation)
6) Heart disease
7) Diabetes
8) Stroke.