Noise-induced hearing loss
Repetitive exposure to high levels of noise is another common cause of hearing loss. Being exposed to loud noise for too long causes the hair cells in the inner ear to become damaged and die. As you begin to lose these hair cells, you also lose the ability to hear.
Some professions tend to have a higher risk of causing a noise-induced hearing loss. People who work in the following professions may have a higher risk of developing a noise-induced hearing loss: Military personnel, musicians, kindergarten teachers, factory workers and construction workers. Damage to your hearing can be caused by listening to loud music at live concerts or through headphones. It is highly recommended to wear ear protection anytime you are exposed to excessive noise, and turn down the volume when using headphones.