Better Hearing Month is the ideal time to learn how to recognize the early indications of noise-induced hearing loss and available treatment options. Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by damage to the hair cells that are found in our inner ear. Once damaged by noise, these hair cells cannot grow back, causing permanent hearing loss. Hearing impairment not only affects your ability to understand speech, but it also has a negative impact on your social and emotional well-being. If you are on the hearing conservation program and are interested in learning more, please contact the Quantico Hearing Conservation Clinic at 703-784-1612.