Symptoms and causes of mild, severe, and profound hearing loss, who gets it, and what to do.
Who has hearing loss?
About 48 million Americans, (1 in 6 people), suffer from mild, severe, or profound hearing loss. While there are many causes of hearing loss, the most common are aging and noise-induced hearing damage.
Curious if you or a loved one has signs of hearing loss? Check your hearing from the comfort of home with our fast, free online hearing test.
If the test reveals a potential hearing loss, there are many treatment options available.
Causes and impacts of hearing loss
Prolonged exposure to noise and getting older top the list for the causes of hearing loss. Other culprits include ear infections, genetics, head injuries, certain medications, Tinnitus, and illnesses such as meningitis and Alzheimer’s disease.
Letting a hearing loss go untreated can have a ripple effect. An inability to hear words clearly can negatively affect your family, social, and work lives, and can actually harm your overall health.
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Hearing aids to the rescue
Modern hearing aids are tiny, refined, electronic wonders that use the latest wireless technology including Bluetooth®. There’s a model and style of hearing aid for virtually every level and type of hearing loss.
Best of all, hearing aids enhance relationships, boost confidence, improve quality of life and can even help prevent a hearing loss from getting worse.
What to do if you suspect a hearing loss
We know this decision can feel overwhelming. Come in to your local Beltone Center, and talk to one of our hearing care professionals and get a free hearing evaluation.
Our hearing care practitioners will perform a comprehensive exam, assess your level of hearing loss, and discuss options for treatment.