Numbers on hearing loss, hearing aids that may surprise you

hearing healthcareNeed to make the case to a friend or family member on the fence about getting a hearing test? Discussing some of the statistics related to the prevalence, causes and effects of hearing loss may at long last get them to make that very first appointment.

Below are some facts and statistics that may help you make your case:

  • Of those aged 65 and older, an average of 13% experience ringing in the ears.
  • Nearly one of of every 5 people in the United States have some sort of hearing loss – that is 36 million people!
  • More men than women experience hearing loss.
  • The number of Americans with hearing problems has doubled in the last 30 years.
  • Noise is a major contributing factor to hearing loss. Noise has already resulted in irreversible hearing loss for 10 million. Another 30 million are exposed to unsafe levels each and every day.
  • More people could really benefit from a hearing aid than actually wear one. Some estimates claim there are four additional people who could benefit, for every one actually using a hearing aid.
  • About 23,000 people in the US have cochlear implants – 43 percent of the them children.
  • Studies have indicated that those with hearing loss experience it as mild in 65% of cases, moderate in 30% of cases and severe in 5% of cases.
  • Approximately 26 million Americans aged between 20 and 69 are afflicted with high frequency hearing loss caused by repeated exposure to loud noise either at work or during leisure activities.
  • People with hearing loss delay an average of ten years before doing anything about it. Does that describe you or someone you love?


Hearing Healthcare of Virginia

Hearing Healthcare of Virginia is offering complimentary hearing screenings at its six locations in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia – Charlottesville, Covington, Culpeper, Fishersville, Harrisonburg, and Lexington.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (888) 512-1164.

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