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Getting Help with Hearing Loss is Important

<p>Hearing loss extremely common, the 3rd most common chronic condition in America.</p>
<ul>
    <li>48-50 million Americans experience hearing loss - around 20%.</li>
    <li>From ages 65+ around 1 in 3 Americans&nbsp;reports a hearing loss.</li>
</ul>
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Hearing loss extremely common, the 3rd most common chronic condition in America.

  • 48-50 million Americans experience hearing loss - around 20%.
  • From ages 65+ around 1 in 3 Americans reports a hearing loss.
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Getting Help with Hearing Loss is Important

<p>Hearing loss extremely common, the 3rd most common chronic symptom here in the states, and in the years to come we will only see the number increase.</p>
<ul>
    <li><span style="font-size: 17px; letter-spacing: 0px;">48-50 million Americans live with a noticeable hearing loss - around 20%.</span></li>
    <li>Hearing loss is projected to affect 30% of the global population by 2025.</li>
    <li>From ages 65+ approximately 1 in 3 Americans&nbsp;reports a hearing loss.</li>
    <li>From ages 75+ the odds of developing a significant hearing loss increase to 50%.</li>
</ul>
<p><span>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.</span></p>

Hearing loss extremely common, the 3rd most common chronic symptom here in the states, and in the years to come we will only see the number increase.

  • 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

<p><span style="font-size: 17px; letter-spacing: 0px;">On average, it takes about five to seven years for someone to acknowledge their hearing loss and choose to find a solution. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: 17px; letter-spacing: 0px;">During that time, the hearing loss worsens, the </span><a href="/en/articles/hearing-loss/the-relationship-between-untreated-hearing-loss-and-alzheimers-disease" style="font-size: 17px; letter-spacing: 0px;">brain deteriorates quicker</a><span style="font-size: 17px; letter-spacing: 0px;"> and the effects cannot be reversed. This is why we stress the importance of proper hearing care.</span></p>
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On average, it takes about five to seven years for someone to acknowledge their hearing loss and choose to find a solution.

During that time, the hearing loss worsens, the brain deteriorates quicker and the effects cannot be reversed. This is why we stress the importance of proper hearing care.

Read How Hearing Loss Affects the Brain

Hearing Loss Treatment and Solutions

<p>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."</p>
<p>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 <a href="/en/articles/hearing-loss/the-relationship-between-untreated-hearing-loss-and-alzheimers-disease">brain deteriorates quicker</a> and the effects cannot be reversed. These are the truths of hearing loss. Get back in the conversation today by <a href="/en/book-appointment">requesting an appointment</a> to meet with one of our local hearing professionals.</p>

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. Get back in the conversation today by requesting an appointment to meet with one of our local hearing professionals.

Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction
with Dr. Parrish

In this video series, audiologist Dr. Heather Parrish explores popular topics related to hearing loss.

She also covers questions that new patients typically ask while getting fitted for hearing aids.

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Fact or Fiction
with Dr. Parrish

In this video series, audiologist Dr. Heather Parrish explores popular topics related to hearing loss.

She also covers questions that new patients typically ask while getting fitted for hearing aids.

Watch Now

Risks of Untreated Hearing Loss

One of the most important reasons we help others find the solutions they need is the risk of untreated hearing loss. <a href="/en/articles/hearing-loss/the-relationship-between-untreated-hearing-loss-and-alzheimers-disease">Impactful studies</a> have shown that a hearing loss gone untreated makes our brains lose functionality at a faster rate. This can lead to a <a href="/en/articles/hearing-loss/cognitive-decline-and-hearing-loss">higher risk of developing forms of dementia</a>, such as Alzheimer's disease.
One of the most important reasons we help others find the solutions they need is the risk of untreated hearing loss. Impactful studies have shown that a hearing loss gone untreated makes our brains lose functionality at a faster rate. This can lead to a higher risk of developing forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease.
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Have your hearing checked by an expert.

We have a network of pros in hearing loss treatment ready to evaluate your needs and help you find the solution for your lifestyle and budget.

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Articles on Hearing Loss

Dive into our library of articles on hearing loss. Here you'll find expert advice from our team of audiologists, tips on living with hearing loss, and information on the latest news and studies.

 Hearing Loss
The Relationship Between Untreated Hearing Loss and Alzheimer's Disease
The Cost of Not Treating Your Hearing Loss
Types of Hearing Loss and How to Identify Them


The Secret of How Red Wine Can Preserve Your Hearing
Why There's No Need to Let Hearing Loss Affect Date Night
Brian Johnson of AC/DC on Living with Hearing Loss

Advances in Gene Therapy and Hearing Loss
18 Ways to Help a Loved One with Hearing Loss
Ancient Audibility: How Did the Cavemen Hear?


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Stranger Things Actress Millie Bobby Brown Reveals Partial Hearing Loss
Top 20 Loudest Jobs with Greater Risk of Hearing Loss
Tips to Prevent Infant Hearing Loss