Genetic Predisposition to Hearing loss is an interesting current topic for discussion. As the Human Genome project has continued they have come out with interesting statistics on what is caused by genetic versus environmental factors.
Here is what we do know:
Therefore about 70% of what happens to us as we age is more than likely determined by our lifestyle and/or the environment in which we live.
This raises the possibility that 70% of hearing loss as we get older may be preventable.
How do I reduce my chances of developing a hearing loss?
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