Did You Know? Statistics on Hearing Loss
Posted by Hearing Northwest on August 10, 2012
Having a hearing loss today is not as uncommon as one may believe. However it seems as if seeking treatment is less likely to occur with those who do have a hearing loss. The following statistics from the Better Hearing Institute below illustrate this gap between those with hearing loss and those who seek care. We have been able to care for numerous individuals in the community so it is surprising to be reminded that there are so many that are not receiving the care they need.
- 1 in 4 workers exposed to high levels of noise will develop a hearing loss.
- Only 13% of general practitioners screen for hearing loss.
- 3 in every 10 people over age 60 have a hearing loss.
- 1 in every 6 baby boomers (ages 41-59) has a hearing loss.
- 1 in every 14 Generation X'ers (29-40) already has a hearing loss.
- Only 1 out of 5 people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wear one.
- 9 out of 10 hearing aid users report improvements in their quality of life.
Clearly these statistics are startling. This truly indicates that a lot of people are choosing to go without the benefits of solutions for their hearing loss. Most often this can be due to confusion over what benefit hearing aids can provide and which type of hearing aid is best for a specific person's loss. Cost can also be a factor. We provide complimentary consultations to identify which of our many affordable hearing aid products may be recommended for each patients unique hearing loss. If you or a loved one are interested in getting the care you deserve, simply submit your information on the Contact Us page of our website.