Did you know that hearing loss is the second most prevalent health issue in the world? According to the Hearing Health Foundation, the number of people with hearing loss is more than those with Parkinson’s, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and diabetes combined. Hearing loss is more common than most people think. Unfortunately, monitoring hearing health regularly is not usually a priority for most people.
Here are some hearing health facts by the numbers:
Did you also know that only 1 in 4 individuals who could benefit from hearing aids currently own hearing aids? Even though untreated hearing loss makes an individual more prone to the risk of dementia (5 times greater) and of falling (3 times greater), many people still do not get their hearing health checked on a regular basis.
The sooner hearing loss is identified the more optimal it is to treat. Make an appointment with one of our hearing care professionals to establish a baseline and together with regular checkups you and your audiologist can monitor your hearing health as you age.
Statistics source: https://hearinghealthfoundation.org/hearing-loss-tinnitus-statistics