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Hearing Health by the Numbers

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:

  • 73,000,000 - The number of U.S. adults expected to have hearing loss by 2060 (Washington Post)
  • 48,000,000 – The estimated number of people in the U.S. today who have significant hearing loss
  • 30,000,000 – The number of workers exposed to hazardous noise levels on-the-job
  • 1,000,000 – The cost per person over a lifetime when hearing loss is left untreated
  • 2019 – The year you take back your hearing health and make an appointment with an audiologist
  • 80 – About 80% of hearing loss cases can be treated with hearing aids
  • 50 – Nearly 50% of adults age 75 or older have hearing loss
  • 30 – About the number of minutes for the initial hearing screening at our office
  • 7 – The number of years on average that it takes someone to seek help for hearing loss
  • 3 – The number of convenient hearing center locations that Clifton Springs Hearing offers patients
  • 1 – It takes just one action, a phone call or an online click, to get started on the path to better hearing

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