May is National Better Hearing and Speech month! This month we are going to debunk some of the most common myths about hearing loss believed by many today.
Myth #1: Hearing Problems are Relatively Rare.
Many believe only a small number of people actually have a hearing loss. In actuality, almost 50 million people have a measurable hearing loss in the United States alone. About 1 in 8 people ages 12 and older have a hearing loss! Three percent of children are born with a hearing loss, and 60 percent of people with a hearing loss are either working or in school.
Hearing loss is the third most common physical condition, only after heart disease and arthritis. By age 65, 1 in 3 people will have a hearing loss, yet by age 70 only about 1/3 of people that could benefit from hearing amplification have ever even tried it.
Take advantage of Better Hearing and Speech month; check to see how YOU are hearing. Contact us to schedule your hearing consultation today!