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You ever have trouble hearing? Sometimes it feels easier to assume the problem is external. Maybe it’s someone mumbling. Or maybe you’re in a noisy area. But the truth is hearing loss takes place very gradually. Because of that, it’s nearly impossible to pinpoint when exactly it may have happened to you. But don’t worry. Hearing loss is far more widespread than you think.
We’re Here For You
Recent studies show that more than 10% of the United States have some sort of hearing loss problem. We’re talking over 32 million! And when you take into account that the Baby Boomers are getting higher up in age, this statistic will grow at an accelerated rate.
Soon enough, nearly 50 million Americans will experience some type of hearing loss problem. This includes about 16% of baby boomers. The cause of hearing loss may be due to loud noises, health diseases such as diabetes but typically comes with aging.
Aging is inevitable. But fear not! Hearing loss IS treatable. In fact, the majority of hearing loss problems are actually minor cases. And with today’s technology, there’s no reason to live life missing large parts of conversations due to hearing loss.
It all starts with a proper evaluation by an audiologist. This will lead you to getting the perfect hearing aid for your particular situation. The result? Many sounds that were previously missing will return with crystal clarity. This means the TV doesn’t have to have the volume at 100% (and others will thank you for it.) No more asking “I’m sorry, can you repeat that, again?”
The bottom line is:
You (and everyone around you) will enjoy life the way it was meant to be enjoyed. Frustration free.
Getting Help with Hearing Loss is Important
- 48-50 million Americans live with a noticeable hearing loss – around 20%.
- Hearing loss is projected to affect 30% of the global population by 2025.
- From ages 65+ approximately 1 in 3 Americans reports a hearing loss.
- From ages 75+ the odds of developing a significant hearing loss increase to 50%.
The more we talk about it, share information, create awareness and motivate the ones we love, the more we help break down the stigmas and barriers preventing many from finding a solution.
Hearing Loss Treatment and Solutions
Deciding to learn more information about hearing loss is an essential first step to finding a solution. The next step is even more important. This is making the decision to do something about it. It’s at this point where so many individuals delay the process, decide to handle their hearing loss later and say something like, “It’s not that bad” or “I’ll do something when it really bugs me.
On average, it takes about five to seven years from the time someone notices their hearing loss and when they decide to act. During that time, the degree of hearing loss worsens, the brain deteriorates quicker and the effects cannot be reversed. These are the truths of hearing loss.