Hearing Myth #1: Hearing Problems Are Relatively Rare

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!