"Hearing loss is the 3rd most common chronic health condition in the U.S."

Fact or Fiction?

The Hearing Loss Association of America states that 1 in 5 Americans (20% of the U.S. population) report some degree of hearing loss. At age 65 33% of people have a hearing loss. This gives evidence to support the claim that hearing loss increases with age. The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) used a sample size of 53,111 and had similar findings. The NHIS also postulated that access to hearing healthcare can reduce the overall health burden hard of hearing people have.

That’s what makes regular screening important. You should you get your hearing checked as often as you get your eyes checked: once a year. Catching hearing loss early on is also recommended. About 2-3 of every 1000 children in the U.S. are born with a detectable hearing loss in one or both ears. If you feel your child has a hearing loss, we highly suggest reading this article titled Identifying Hearing Loss in Children.

Hearing Loss Relations to Other Conditions

Hearing loss and a number of other conditions have been found to be linked to one another. For instance, research finds that if you have a hearing loss, your chances of having diabetes doubles. Click on one the following links to be directed to an articles that expands on the subject.

Hearing Loss & Sleep Apnea

 

Untreated Hearing Loss & Alzheimer's Disease

 

 

Cognitive Decline & Hearing Loss