Noise exposure in the workplace and away from it can damage your hearing and cause permanent hearing loss.
Even sounds we enjoy can cause noise-induced hearing loss, but they don't have to! You can protect your hearing as a musician with the right tools and preventive measures.
Not everyone has the same symptoms, and not everyone reacts to those symptoms the same way. This is why it can be very difficult to recognize when it's a problem; even by those closest to you.
Left untreated, symptoms of hearing loss can lead to physical, social and even mental problems.