A world without sound is a very different place to the one most people are used to. There are those who are born into that world but there are also many people who suffer from hearing loss that, whether the process is sudden or gradual can be life changing.
There are a number of different reasons why hearing loss occurs and there is not always enough information available for people to help them understand how and why hearing loss occurs and how certain forms can sometimes be prevented. By providing some of that information and helpful additional resources here we hope to help change that.
Hearing Loss Quick Facts – Did You Know?
- Almost 60% of the people who suffer from hearing loss are between the ages of 21 and 65 years old. Hearing loss does not just happen to older people.
- Experts predict that between 1990 and 2050 the number of people suffering from hearing loss will increase significantly because of our love of personal music players, power tools, noisy recreational equipment and insufficient ear protection for those who work in noisy environments.
- On average people live with the symptoms of hearing loss for seven years before discussing the problem with a medical professional.
- 75% of the people in the world with varying degrees of hearing loss who could be helped by hearing aids do not wear one.
Please take the time to explore our site and learn more about hearing loss. The more you know the more likely it is that you may be able to prevent unnecessary hearing loss or live a better life even if full hearing cannot be restored.