The Hearing Loss Association of America states that 1 in 5 Americans (20% of the U.S. population) report so...
The Hearing Loss Association of America states that 1 in 5 Americans (20% of the U.S. population) report some degree of hearing loss. At age 65 33% of people have a hearing loss. This gives evidence to support the claim that hearing loss increases with age. The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) used a sample size of 53,111 and had similar findings. The NHIS also postulated that access to hearing healthcare can reduce the overall health burden hard of hearing people have.
That’s what makes regular screening important. You should you get your hearing checked as often as you get your eyes checked: once a year. Catching hearing loss early on is also recommended. About 2-3 of every 1000 children in the U.S. are born with a detectable hearing loss in one or both ears. If you feel your child has a hearing loss, we highly suggest reading this article titled Identifying Hearing Loss in Children.
Hearing Loss Relations to Other Conditions
Hearing loss and a number of other conditions have been found to be linked to one another. For instance, research finds that if you have a hearing loss, your chances of having diabetes doubles.
“Hi I’m Dr. Parrish, and this is Fact or Fiction with SayWhat.
Today’s topic is: ‘Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the United States’ - fact or fiction?
Fact. Hearing loss affects 48 million Americans and is more prevalent than cancer and diabetes.”
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