An estimated 28 million Americans have some form of hearing loss. That translates into one in every 10 people in the United States. What causes most hearing loss? Is there anything we can do to prevent it?
Dr. David Eisenman, an ear, nose and throat specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore and an assistant professor of otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, explains different kinds of hearing loss and treatment options, including hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Speaking with Karen Warmkessel, he also offers advice on how to prevent hearing loss caused by overuse of iPods and other MP3 players.