Hearing Loss is a Global Issue

According to the World Health Organization, it affects over 20% of the world's population

If you’re wondering how common hearing loss is, the research is plentiful and paints a crystal-clear picture: Hearing loss is highly prevalent. In fact, it is the third most common health issue for older adults.

A person is said to have hearing loss if they are not able to hear as well as someone with normal hearing, meaning hearing thresholds of 20 dB or better in both ears. It can be mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe or profound, and can affect one or both ears. Major causes of hearing loss include congenital or early onset childhood hearing loss, chronic middle ear infections, noise-induced hearing loss, age-related hearing loss, and ototoxic drugs that damage the inner ear.

According to the World Health Organization, 20 percent of the global population, or 1.5 billion people, have hearing loss. That number is only rising, projected to reach 1.9 billion by 2030 and 2.5 billion by 2050. In the US, two-thirds of people over the age of 70 have hearing loss.

But age isn't the only factor: Approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing.

All of this is to say that if you have hearing loss, you are by no means alone. 

Taking the First Step: Seeking Help

The statistics above are a stark reminder that hearing loss is a prevalent issue with far-reaching consequences. But the good news is that you don't have to face it alone. Seeking professional help for your hearing loss can significantly improve your quality of life and overall well-being.

Hearing Aids: A Gateway to Reconnection

Modern hearing aid technology has come a long way, offering discreet, comfortable, and highly effective solutions for various degrees of hearing loss. With the right hearing aid, you can regain the joy of hearing everyday sounds, reconnect with loved ones, and engage fully in your favorite activities.

Commitment to You

At Professional Hearing, we are dedicated to providing personalized hearing care solutions to suit your unique needs. Our team of experienced audiologists and hearing specialists will guide you through every step of your journey to better hearing.

From comprehensive hearing assessments to finding the perfect hearing aid for you, we are committed to ensuring you receive the support and care you deserve. Don't let hearing loss hold you back; take the first step toward better hearing and a more fulfilling life.

Hearing loss affects millions of people worldwide, and the numbers are only growing. If you're experiencing hearing difficulties, remember that you are not alone. Seeking help for your hearing loss can make a world of difference in your life, improving your relationships, safety, and overall well-being. With the right hearing aids, you can hear better; and hearing better is living better!

Find out what you may be missing; contact us today for to schedule an appointment for a hearing consultation.

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