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Say what? Some hearing loss is preventable

 

Last updated 10/27/2017 at Noon

Palomar Health Chief Audiologist Dr. David Illich has been a practicing audiologist for more than 30 years.

ESCONDIDO – Hearing loss is something people might think of as being age related – and they’re right. But they might not be right in the way they think.

Palomar Health and Dr. David Illich, chief of audiology, are urging the community to be conscious of their hearing health during the month of October as part of National Audiology Awareness Month.

As people get older, their risk for hearing loss increases; nearly half of those older than age 75 have difficulty hearing. However, a growing number of youth have noise-induced hearing loss. The Journal of Pediatrics said that 12.5 percen...



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