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About hearing loss

Hearing loss can happen to anybody and it has many different causes. We have gathered some useful information to help you learn more about hearing loss and navigate its challenges. 
What is hearing loss?
Millions of people around the world have hearing loss. It often comes on gradually or is caused by repeated exposure to loud noises. At Beltone, our goal is helping the world to hear better, and that includes you and your loved ones. 
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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. 

Check your hearing online
If you are wondering if your hearing is affected you can start by simply taking our Online Hearing Screening. In under 5 minutes the screening will help you assess your hearing and detect a potential hearing problem, allowing you to decide if you'd like a comprehensive hearing consultation with a Beltone hearing care professional. 
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*. However, treating a hearing loss with hearing aids helps improve listening ability as well as many aspects of quality of life**. Schedule a free hearing consultation with your nearest Beltone hearing care professional as soon as possible.
Your tailored hearing solution
The Beltone portfolio of hearing aids offers something for everyone, meeting your individual needs and budget.
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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
Ferguson, M. A., Kitterick, P. T., Chong, L. Y., Edmondson‐Jones, M., Barker, F., & Hoare, D. J. (2017). Hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (9). retrieved from