Five facts about adult hearing loss

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

By: Jessie Grzeca, AuD

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Five facts about adult hearing loss


Hearing loss does not solely affect hearing –it also has an impact on a person’s entire life. It’s common too! Hearing loss is the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease. I have compiled five facts one should know about adult hearing loss.


  • Approximately 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss.
  • More than half of the people with hearing loss are younger than age 65.
  • Untreated hearing loss can affect your ability to understand speech and can negatively impact your social and emotional well-being—hearing impairment can decrease your quality of life.
  • Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States.
  • 95% of hearing loss is nerve-related, which means that the best treatment is amplification through personal hearing instruments.

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