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Hearing Loss in America

Hearing Loss in America 1 in 5 Americans experience hearing loss. Johns Hopkins University 22282 80 percent do nothing about it. Exposure to noise 80 dB or higher for more than 15 minutes per day can cause long term hearing loss. Causes of hearing loss 140+ dB Jet engine take-off, Gunshot Illness Exposure to loud noise 120 dB Amplified music concert, Emergency siren Heredity Natural Aging 100 dB Motorcycle, Chain saw, mp3 player (at full volume) 95 dB Hearing loss can... Lawn mower, Loud toys 80 dB Potentially hazardous Hearing protection should be worn triple your risk of falling. contribute to sleep disorders. when engaging in activities above 80 Be careful! decibels. Cotton swabs and ear candles are dangerous to your hearing health. Your body naturally produces wax that keeps your ears healthy and safe from infection. If necessary, have a professional clean your ears. How Loud Nolse Measures Up In Your World Adapted from: NOSH 1996, 2004, 2008 Sight & Hearing Association Overall hearing impairment increases with age, nearly doubling in each studied age group. Hearing Impairment is less common in women than in men. Johns Hoplins University John Hopkins University Costs $12k $$$$ $$$$ $$$$ per year/per household Hearing loss negatively impacts the average household income by up to $12,000 per year, depending on the severity of the loss. 5-7 year delay The average Better Hearing Institute delay between the onset of Hearing aids reduce the effects of hearing loss by hearing loss and seeking a professional diagnosis is five to seven years. 50% Hearing. Speech, and Deafness Center Better Hearing Institute If you get your eyes tested annually, and your teeth cleaned biannually, why not test your hearing? The earlier you detect a hearing loss, the the better chance you have of effectively treating your difficulty. Did you know? Hearing aids can... sync with reduce TV Stereos the effects of Alzheimer's and dementia. Better Hearing Institute Johns Hopkins University Computers Phones connect to hearing loop systems, keeping hearing aid wearers easily and inexpensively connected in public treat tinnitus, or spaces, transit centers, and places of worship. "ringing of the ears." Tinnitus affects 1 in 5 people. Tinnitus is a symptom, not a condition. Tinnitus is caused by hearing loss, an ear injury, or a circulatory system disorder. Achieving better hearing takes more than technologyit's a partnership! Certified hearing Accurate testing and diagnosis Clear goals and expectations Appropriately fit technology Custom care provider treatment plan Protect. Preserve. Promote. Hearing Better Hearing. Get your hearing tested today. Safety zone

Hearing Loss in America

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Please check out this infographic on Hearing Loss in America. It’s full of information on hearing loss, how it occurs, how it affects our lives, and—more importantly—how it can be effectively...


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