Nemours Teens Health--Hearing Impairment

In addition to noise-induced hearing loss, other types of hearing impairment can affect people during their teen years. Unlike hearing loss that's caused by noise, though, these types of hearing loss are not preventable.

Some people are born with hearing impairment — and kids and teens can lose their hearing for many reasons. If you don't know anyone who is deaf or hearing impaired, chances are you will someday.