HEARING LOSS AND YOU
It is estimated that 31.5 million Americans suffer from hearing loss; that is about 10% of the population. Hearing loss affects all age groups. In fact, 65% of all people suffering from hearing loss are younger than 65 years of age. Hearing loss may affect your outer ear, middle ear or inner ear. A full diagnostic hearing exam conducted by a hearing aid specialist and audiologist will pinpoint the location of you or your loved ones hearing loss.
It is important to treat the hearing loss as soon as it is detected. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to loss of income, depression, anxiety, social phobias and even dementia. The longer people wait to treat the hearing loss, the longer it may take for the brain to understand sound again.