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Which gender is more likely to experience hearing loss?
Men are more likely to experience hearing loss than women.
What percentage of American adults report hearing loss?
Approximately 17 percent of American adults report some degree of hearing loss.
Is there a connection between hearing loss and age?
There is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss: 18 percent of American adults 45-64 years old, 30 percent of adults 65-74 years old, and 47 percent of adults 75 years old or older have a hearing loss.
How does exposure to loud noises impact your hearing?
Approximately 15 percent (26 million) of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have
How many people experience tinnitus?
Roughly 10 percent of the U.S. adult population, or about 25 million Americans, has experienced tinnitus lasting at least five minutes in the past year.
Is it possible to lose your hearing suddenly?
Approximately 4,000 new cases of sudden deafness occur each year in the United States. Hearing loss affects only 1 ear in 9 out of 10 people who experience sudden deafness. Only 10 to 15 percent of patients with sudden deafness know what caused their loss.
“After ignoring my hearing loss for a long time, I made an appointment to meet with Alison Wyss, a clinical audiologist. Alison is very patient and extremely informative. She answered all my questions and I chose the right hearing aids for me. My hearing aids were very easy to get used to and easy to maintain. Overall a very positive experience.”