Some believe that hearing loss is just a problem for senior citizens and grandparents. Recent findings, however, expose this belief for what it is: a myth. Around sixty-five percent of people with hearing loss are younger than 65. In fact, there are more than six million people between the ages of 18 and 44 with hearing loss in the U.S. alone.
If you still think that hearing loss is a problem only for the elderly, consider the following:
- Almost 1.5-million people below the age of 18 have hearing difficulties
- Three in 1,000 newborns have serious or profound hearing loss
Another stereotype surrounding hearing loss is that hearing aids don’t work. This is simply not true. Four out of five hearing aid users report a significant increase in their hearing and quality of life. These people are so pleased that they would recommend this technology to their friends and family.
Don’t let the biases and misconceptions of others prevent you from hearing all you were meant to hear. Please call us at 706-549-3111 and don’t put up with hearing loss any longer. We are conveniently located in Athens, Lavonia and Monroe.
The Better Hearing Institute offers more in-depth information on hearing loss stereotypes.