We have attended many health fairs and outreach events over the years and heard many folks say, “I guess that’s just part of getting older!” While many things are signs of aging (gray hair, wrinkles, etc.), hearing loss is not.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Hearing Loss Association of America, 20 percent, or around 48 million Americans, report some form of hearing loss. While 1 in 3 adults over 65 reports a loss, almost 15 percent of all school-age children have some degree of hearing loss, and 60 percent of the people in the workplace report a hearing loss.
While aging does expose you to more things that might have an adverse effect on your hearing (such as ear infections, loud noises, illnesses, or medicines), age does not lead to hearing loss.
If you suspect that you do have a hearing loss, your first step is to schedule an appointment with an audiologist to see where you stand. For more information, you can contact us through our website or call 888.647.6428.