If you are suffering from hearing loss, you are not alone in the struggle. Hearing loss is a common issue. In the United States, at least 48 million people have some form of hearing loss, meaning 2 out of 10 adults in the U.S. have difficulty with their hearing!
Here are some other hearing facts:
- Studies have found that if you leave your hearing loss untreated, it can increase your risk of dementia
- As you get older, your chance of experience hearing issues increases
- 1 out of every 3 people over the age of 65 have some type of hearing loss
- People wait an average of 7 years to seek help for hearing problems!
- Most people have a high-frequency loss, which means they often can't hear frequencies at higher pitches - like a bird singing or the sound of a woman's or child's voice.
- Tinnitus is also very common, affecting millions of people in the U.S. alone
- Common causes of hearing loss include age-related loss and loss due to noise exposure
The good news is that most cases of hearing loss can be helped with the use of hearing aids! If you believe you may have hearing issues, we recommend that you see a doctor or audiologist for a hearing test as your first step. The results of a hearing test can help you in choosing the right hearing aid for your loss, situation, and lifestyle.
If you do not have issues with your hearing now, take steps to protect your hearing health and maintain your hearing by wearing earplugs or other safety materials when you are around loud noise and limit the time that you spend in those loud environments.
Noisy environments you should avoid or protect yourself from include: concerts, fireworks shows, loud work environments, close proximity to construction or lawn equipment, and any other area with dangerous levels of noise.
Your hearing health is important to us. We are dedicated to helping you hear better at a price you can afford!
We created the infographic below to share some facts about hearing aids and loss in an easy-to-read manner. We would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have over the phone! Please just give us a call at 1 (800) 804-0434 for more information. We are here to assist you in your hearing journey.