FACT: Approximately 12% of the U.S. population or 38 million Americans have a significant hearing loss.
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), approximately two thirds of all Americans over the age of 65 experience hearing loss, and so do half of Americans over the age of 75. If you’re learning about hearing loss and considering treatment with a hearing device you are certainly not alone.
Hearing loss can make you feel alone and excluded from the rest of the crowd.
We know that recognizing and coping with the issue of hearing loss can have a major impact on your life. We know that hearing loss can cause feelings such as anxiety, depression, alienation and a concern that it frustrates friends and loved ones.
Unfortunately, many people wait to seek out treatment for hearing loss, which only further exacerbates the emotional strain and feelings of separation from the life they love. Choosing a hearing aid for hearing loss treatment can greatly improve the quality of life for the patient – enabling them to participate in more events, connecting them with loved ones, and creating a greater level of confidence and positive outlook.
Whether you’re ready to move forward with a hearing device or not, coping with hearing loss will be difficult. It’s important to try and share your frustrations and your needs with friends and family instead of becoming defensive or missing out on what’s important.
And when you’re ready to take the leap to be tested and consider a hearing device, Sound Advice will work hard to make it as smooth a transition as possible, to get you back to the life you love as comfortably as possible.