In the United States, hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition after osteoarthritis and hypertension.
According to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, more than 10% of the population suffers from this condition.
Did you know?
- One in every six baby boomers suffer from loss of hearing
- More 1/4 of people over age 65 suffer from loss of hearing
- Around 1/2 of people over the age of 75 suffer from loss of hearing
Hearing health gradually declines, meaning it often goes unnoticed by the person suffering until it is has been occurring for quite a while. Family members and friends often notice hearing loss before the patient is aware of the condition.