age. And, contrary to popular opinion, age related hearing degeneration can start as early as age 40, and it's not the only reason for hearing problems. Other factors can include illness, accidents, exposure to an exceptionally loud noise (such as an explosion) and repeated exposure to loud noise. Indeed, rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who has damaged hearing after years of playing loud music and wearing headphones, and TV presenter Anne Diamond blames her hearing loss on 25 years of wearing an earpiece on set. And although it's more likely to develop as we get older, it can affect anyone, of any age. "Reluctance to acknowledge hearing difficulties is far more common than we might think.
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