Question: How old do you have to be to be deaf?

Can you go deaf as a teenager?

Hearing loss is frequently associated with older folks. When we think of younger people and teens as being deaf or hard of hearing, we tend to assume they have been that way since birth. But thats not always the case; children and teens can lose their hearing just as older people can, sometimes quite suddenly.

Can kids become deaf?

Hearing loss can happen any time during life – from before birth to adulthood. 1 out of 4 cases of hearing loss in babies is due to maternal infections during pregnancy, complications after birth, and head trauma. For example, the child: Was exposed to infection, such as , before birth.

Can you become deaf at any age?

Hearing loss that occurs gradually as you age (presbycusis) is common. Almost half the people in the United States older than age 65 have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss is defined as one of three types: Conductive (involves outer or middle ear)

Can a 12 year old go deaf?

Young children can lose their hearing after they get some illnesses, including meningitis, encephalitis, measles, chickenpox, and the flu. Head injuries, very loud noises, and some medications can also cause hearing loss. Read more about meningitis and hearing loss, as well as other causes of hearing loss in children.

Can a deaf person hear his own voice?

If theyve ever heard their voice, deaf people may have a “speaking” internal monologue, but its also possible that this internal monologue may be present without a “voice.” When asked, most deaf people report that they dont hear a voice at all. Instead, they see the words in their head through sign language.

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