About 10% of adults in the United States (25 million), have experienced tinnitus (ringing in the ears) lasting at least five minutes in the past year
About 15% of American adults (37.5 million) report some trouble hearing.
Hearing loss is common in aging; however, noise-induced hearing loss is the number one cause of hearing loss. AND, it is 100% preventable! What you do now can affect your hearing later in life. Today, Americans are starting to lose their hearing earlier in life as a result of exposure to noise.
- Hearing loss is the THIRD MOST COMMON HEALTH PROBLEM in the United States.
- Hearing is important for language perception and production and a loss can affect speech and language development.
- Research shows that an increasing number of children and teens are damaging their hearing by excessive earbud usage. Hearing loss does not only affect the adult population.
- A 12-year study conducted at John Hopkins School of Medicine have indicated there may be a link between untreated hearing loss and dementia/cognitive decline.
- There are also documented studies linking hearing loss and other comorbidities such as increased fall-risks, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer treatments.
- Hearing loss that is not treated can decrease your quality of life by affecting your ability to understand speech in most situations and can negatively impact you socially and emotionally.