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Hearing Loss Risk Factors and Associated Conditions

Hearing loss risk factors and associated conditions include:

  • Advanced age
  • Chronic health conditions (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease)
  • Disorders of the ear (e.g., Ménière's disease, otosclerosis, autoimmune inner ear disease)
  • Exposure to ototoxic and vestibulotoxic medications, such as those prescribed for the treatment of cancer, infection, and pain
  • Exposure to recreational or occupational noise;
  • Genetic factors
  • Head trauma (see ASHA Practice Portal page on Traumatic Brain Injury in Adults)
  • History of ear infections
  • History of falls
  • Speech, language, cognitive impairments (see ASHA Practice Portal page on Dementia)
  • Stroke
  • Tinnitus

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