Who Has Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is a sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults.
Behind Arthritis and hypertension, the third most prevalent chronic condition is hearing loss. The National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders reports that approximately 32.5 million Americans (1 in 10) have a hearing loss.
- Hearing loss affects 1 in 6 baby boomers.
- Hearing loss affects 1 in 4 people over the age of 65.
- Hearing loss affects 1 in 2 people over the age of 75.
Since hearing loss happens gradually, symptoms can be hard to notice. Beltone Hearing Aid Centers of Kentucky can help you identify your hearing loss and help you get treatment or hearing aids.
10 Warning Signs of Hearing Loss
If you experience these warning signs repeatedly or in combination, they may indicate a hearing loss.
- People seem to mumble more frequently.
- You experience ringing in your ears.
- You often ask people to repeat themselves.
- Your family complains that you play the radio or TV too loudly.
- You no longer hear normal household sounds, such as the dripping of a faucet or the ringing of a doorbell.
- You have difficulty understanding a conversation when in a large group or crowd.
- You have trouble understanding all the words in a conversation.
- You find telephone conversation increasingly difficult.
- You have trouble hearing when your back is turned to the speaker.
- You have been told you speak too loudly.
To find out more, call or visit your nearest Beltone Kentucky Hearing Care Center. Schedule a hearing screening today with our online form.