- Symptoms of
untreated hearing loss and
Alzheimer’s disease are
- Hearing loss negatively impacts the average household income, up to $12,000 per year, depending on the severity of the loss.
- 18-69 year-olds with hearing loss had significantly higher instances of moderate-to-severe depression.
- Untreated hearing loss can contribute to social isolation, anxiety, depression, and even cognitive decline.
- Approximately 26 million Americans between the ages of 20-69 have high frequency hearing loss from exposure to loud noises.
- Seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia than those who retain their hearing.
- Hearing aids can reduce the effects of dementia and Alzheimer's.
- Current smokers have a 70% higher risk to have hearing loss than nonsmokers.
- Adults 70 years of age and older with moderate or severe hearing loss were associated with a 54% increased risk of mortality.
- People with low-frequency hearing loss are considered to be at risk for cardiovascular events.
- People with mild hearing loss are three times more likely to have a history of falling.
- Adults who treat their hearing loss have higher employment rates than peers who don’t.
- $122 billion: The estimated cost in lost U.S. earnings due to untreated hearing loss.
- And now for the good news: 90-95% of people with hearing loss can be treated with hearing aids.
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Sources: 1. Audiology Online 2. Better Hearing Institute 3. The Hearing Journal 4. World Health Organization 5. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders 6. Johns Hopkins Medicine 7-8. The National Institutes of Health 9. The Journal of the American Medical Association 10. The Laryngoscope Journal 11-14. Better Hearing Institute