June is Men's Health Month and it's important that we talk about the fact that hearing loss is more common in men than women!
Experts don’t know for sure. But most agree on a common theory: noise-induced hearing loss is the second leading cause of hearing loss — thus the discrepancy is due to the occupational and lifestyle differences between men and women.
Men are more likely to have military careers, or jobs in construction or industrial settings with loud equipment. Men are also more likely to participate in recreational activities where they’re exposed to loud noise, such as hunting or shooting. Fortunately, awareness around hearing protection has increased significantly over the decades, so it’s expected that high hearing loss numbers will go down.
If you suspect you or a loved one is experiencing hearing loss - even early signs - give us a call at (888) 574-6776 to set up a free hearing consultation with our hearing care professionals!