Modern lifestyles may also be contributing to individuals’ need to see an audiologist. A recent study in Environmental Science & Technology shows that modern city living can cause hearing loss and damage in many individuals.
Modern city living may help drive the need for more audiology degree holders. A report shows that about one in 10 people who use mass transit exceed their recommended noise exposure during their commute. However, the biggest contributor to hearing loss was MP3 players and stereos, which many people opt to use during their morning and afternoon commutes. Unfortunately, on their way to and from work, a majority of public transportation users put themselves at risk for permanent, irreversible hearing loss.
As this trend continues to harm individuals’ hearing, it could create an even stronger demand for more professionals to earn a doctorate degree in audiology! If you have any questions about hearing loss or hearing tests contact Hidden Hearing.