About hearing loss

48 million people have hearing loss in America. Hearing loss is a common problem that can happen to anybody and many different things can lead to it. We have gathered relevant information on the subject.

What is hearing loss?

If you have hearing loss, you are not alone. 1 in 4 people suffer from hearing loss.  Hearing loss is a common problem that can happen to anybody and it often comes gradually with age or is caused by repeated exposure to loud noises.  At Beltone, we believe in helping the world hear better.  Our goal is to help customers and patients track their hearing. Explore this section to learn more about hearing loss facts and the anatomy of your ear.
understanding hearing loss

Types and causes of hearing loss

There are many reasons why we lose our hearing, but the most common are prolonged exposure to noise and the aging process. Other causes include ear infections, head injuries and certain medications. The good news is you are not alone and you can do something about it. Beltone hearing aids make conversations easy again and give you better overall situational awareness so you can reconnect to your surroundings and start living life to the fullest again. Explore this section to learn more about the types and causes of hearing loss. 

Types and causes of hearing loss

Check your hearing online

If you are wondering if your hearing is affected you can start by simply taking our Online Hearing Test. In under 5 minutes the test will help you evaluate your hearing and detect a potential hearing problem, so you can decide if you need to take a comprehensive hearing test in the clinic. 
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Tinnitus is the name for the perception of sounds, such as ringing in your ears, buzzing or hissing, when these sounds are not present in the environment. Although the tinnitus sounds can be perceived as quite loud, objective measurements show that they are often fainter than the sound of a leaf falling to the ground. Explore this section to learn more about Tinnitus.

What should I do if I suspect a hearing loss?

If you suspect you have a hearing loss, ignoring or neglecting it can make it worse*. Some types of hearing loss are medically treatable. Treating a hearing loss with hearing aids can dramatically improve your ability to communicate and quality of life.**. Schedule a free hearing evaluation with the nearest Beltone hearing care professional as soon as possible.
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*Source: National Institute on Aging: Hearing Loss: A Common Problem for Older Adults

**Source: European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers’ Association (EHIMA) (2018). JapanTrak2018 (PowerPoint slides). Retrieved Aug 6, 2019 from https://www.ehima.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/JAPAN_Trak18.pdf.