Improve your Hearing. Improve your Life
DID YOU KNOW…..?
- Hearing loss is the #1 disability in the world but also the most preventable
- A hearing aid is the second most widely used assistive technology device after the walking cane
- 28 million Americans have some form of hearing loss
- Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S.
- 3 out of 100 school children are affected by hearing impairment that can lead to educational and social concerns
- A mild hearing loss can cause a child to miss as much as 50% classroom discussion
- 65% of people with hearing loss are under age 65, about 30-35% of adults between the ages of 65-75 years have a hearing loss and 40-50% of people 75 and older have a hearing loss
- Noise is one of the leading causes of hearing loss
- 60% of the inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have hearing loss
- Listening to a personal listening device (mp3 player, headphones, etc.) at high volumes over time can cause permanent damage to hearing
- Tinnitus affects millions of Americans every year and can be the first sign of a hearing loss
- Tinnitus is sometimes the first sign of hearing loss and 90% of tinnitus cases occur with hearing loss
- Dizziness, vertigo and imbalance are the second most common complaints heard in the doctor’s office
- NHI reports that dizziness will occur in 70% of the population at some point in their lived
- NHI reports that balance issues account for the 50% of accidental deaths in the population over 65
- NHI further reports that nearly 300,000 hip fractures and 3 billion dollars in medical expenses are due to balance-related falls
The above statistics were compiled from the following websties:
- www.hearing healthfoundation.org
DO YOU OR SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU:
- Notice difficulty in understanding conversations?
- Need increased volume for TV or radio?
- Avoid work or social situations because it is too difficult to hear and understand?
- Experience dizziness, ear pain or head noises?
Many individuals with any of the above concerns would significantly benefit from a complete hearing evaluation. Call today for an appointment at 231-775-9398 or 877-775-9398.