Sounds are everywhere. From the alarm clock that awakens us, to the lullaby we sing our grandchildren at night, sound waves float around and through us all day. So the first time we miss the punch line to the joke or the waitress asking if we want dessert, we shrug it off. The room was just too crowded or the speaker mumbled.
It is common to hear about a senior losing their hearing due to age, however, it is another thing to learn about someone in their late 20s or early 30s losing theirs. There is an increasing trend of noise-induced hearing loss in young adults because of exposure to high decibels over time.