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What can make age-related hearing loss worse?

Risk factors for developing age-related hearing loss include: • Excessive exposure to occupational and recreational noises; • Earwax build-up; • Genetics; • Smoking; • Having poorly-controlled diabetes; • Head injury, and; • Recurrent ear infections, such as middle ear infections.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 26 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Earwax

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