Did you know?

Did you know?

  • 1 in 6 baby boomers struggle with hearing loss (ages 41-59)
  • 1 in 5 American teenagers now suffer from some type of hearing loss
  • #1 cause of hearing loss is excessive noise
  • only 16% of physicians screen for hearing loss--see audiologist for baseline hearing screen
  • Rock/Country concerts can exceed 120dB--Risk of hearing loss occurs within 7 minutes at that level
  • Jet ski's volume is 115dB--Risk of hearing loss occurs within 15 minutes
  • Adults with an untreated moderate hearing loss are 3x more likely to develop dementia
  • Adults with an untreated severe hearing loss are 5x more likely to develop dementia
  • Most common causes of hearing loss--excessive noise, aging, genetics, medications, cancer treatment
  • Ringing in ears (Tinnitus) could be a sign of high frequency hearing loss--See audiologist for baseline hearing test