Actually, this is an interesting question. Most people tend to think that only older people suffer hearing loss. While many older people do suffer hearing loss, it is a myth to think that only older people suffer this. Young people also have problems with hearing loss. In the UK, more than 40% of the 11 million people with hearing loss had it before they turned 50. So, it can begin at any stage or age in life. Constant exposure to noisy environments such as night clubs, or even concerts, or to really loud music via headphones, can gradually lead to hearing loss.