Being exposed to everyday noises, such as listening to very loud music, being in a noisy work environment, or using a lawn mower, can lead to hearing loss over many years sudden, noise-induced hearing loss from gunfire and explosions is the number one disability caused by combat in current wars more often than not. Us soldiers on patrol in afghanistan hearing loss and tinnitus are the top disabilities plaguing us soldiers on patrol in afghanistan us army photo hearing loss among military vets doesn't get much respect, as injuries go no one hugs overseas-bound soldiers at the airport saying, “just make it back. Helen keller is credited with noting that blindness cuts us off from things, but deafness cuts us off from people the significant coping with hearing loss is different from other disabilities in that it is an invisible handicap yet many older adults with hearing loss deny the disability or the impact it exerts on their quality of life.
The americans with disabilities act (ada) was enacted 25 years ago, yet we are still discussing the same issues for people with hearing loss the ada symbol for people with disabilities is a person using a wheelchair rather than a symbol showing multiple disabilities, but a wheelchair can't visibly. Hearing loss has plagued people since the dawn of time only very recently has there been very much one could actually do about hearing loss this (tongue-in- cheek) look at the history of hearing loss reflects that message well and highlights how rapidly things are improving for people with hearing loss it's not just.
Hearing loss is third most common physical condition behind arthritis and heart disease, affecting people of all ages this is what hearing loss loved one a statistic according to the hearing loss association of america, approximately 48 million americans (20 percent) report some degree of hearing loss.