There are several causes of hearing loss. Some of them are:

  • Head trauma
  • Ear wax
  • Ear infections
  • Viral infections
  • Noise exposure (noise during military service or hunting, extremely loud music, industrial noise, racing noise, and the sound of power saws, lawn mowers, and other equipment)
  • Heredity
  • Certain chemotherapy and radiation treatments
  • Certain heavy-duty antibiotics