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INCIDENCE OF HEARING LOSS
Millions and millions of Americans have hearing loss. Estimates range from 36 – 40 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss.
The National Institute of Health reports that the percentage of adults with a disabling hearing loss increases with age:
2 percent of adults aged 45 to 54 have disabling hearing loss.
5 percent of adults aged 55 to 64 have disabling hearing loss.
25 percent of those aged 65 to 74 have disabling hearing loss.
50 percent of those who are 75+ have disabling
One of the most common health problems in the U.S. today is hearing loss. Dr. Frank Lin from Johns Hopkins Hospital reported recently that nearly one fifth of all Americans 12 years or older have hearing loss so severe that it may make communication difficult. The findings, thought to be the first nationally representative estimate of hearing loss, suggest that many more people than previously thought are affected by this condition.
Often, the loss develops so gradually it goes unnoticed until it becomes severe. As the percentage of elderly in
If you or someone you know has had a stroke and they’re struggling to understand what’s being said; it just might be because the stroke has impaired their ability to hear.
What is a stroke?
Strokes happen when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted. This damages or destroys parts of the brain.
THERE ARE 3 MAIN TYPES OF STROKE:
Ischemic – Ischemic strokes occur when the blood supply to parts of the brain is disrupted. This starves that area of oxygen, damaging or killing the brain cells there.
Congratulations, you’ve chosen to do something about your hearing loss. Here are a few tips to make sure your hearing aids work as well as they possibly can, day in and day out!
Water is a serious enemy of hearing aids. Moisture can destroy the microphone and the receiver of the hearing aid, clog the sound opening or earmold tubing, and cause corrosion in the aid. Moisture in the hearing aid can cause a static sound or can cause the hearing aid to operate intermittently or not at all. Moisture comes