Most of us expect our hearing to fade as a natural part of aging, but age isn’t the only thing that can damage hearing. Your day to day activities like listening to music, using power tools or even mowing your lawn can lead to noise-induced hearing loss, which is permanent and irreversible. Dr. Greta Stamper of Mayo Clinic, says that noise-induced loss is often due to repetitive exposure to loud sounds but permanent hearing loss can occur after even one episode. So next time you try to get pumped for your workout by blasting your iPod, think again! You can read Dr. Stamper’s tips for reducing risk for hearing loss here.