World Hearing Day: Raising Awareness of Hearing Loss
Could you be part of a worldwide, silent epidemic?
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 is World Hearing Day – a time to recognize the growing problem of hearing loss, discuss ways to prevent it, and encourage more people to get the hearing help they need.
Think You’re Too Young for Hearing Loss?
Think again. The World Health Organization estimates that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss. And a recent study by Johns Hopkins University found that the number of Americans aged 20 and older who suffer from hearing loss will double over the next 43 years.
Don’t Think You’re at Risk?
Do you work in a noisy environment? Go to loud concerts, clubs, or sporting events? Regularly listen to music through ear buds or headphones? If so, you’re at a higher risk for hearing loss – no matter your age.
According to a 2017 survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 1 in 4 U.S. adults 20-69 years old have Noise Induced Hearing Loss. But knowledge is power, and it’s easy in this day and age to track the decibel level of your environment – just turn to a feature in your Apple watch or download one of the countless free apps available on your smartphone.
How Loud is Too Loud?
This list of everyday sounds provides knowledge you can use to protect your hearing throughout your everyday environments and behaviors.
Now the Good News!
Hearing loss is treatable. The latest hearing technology is a far cry from grandpa’s old school hearing aids. Today’s devices are discreet, Bluetooth enabled, and can stream phone calls, music and TV. The newest hearing technology can even adapt to your environment and movements with acoustic-motion sensors so you can hear what matters most in any situation.
And with our Styletto family of products, we introduced a slim, sleek, and stylish device that looks nothing like a traditional hearing aid!
What Should You Do Next?
Just like an annual physical, regular dentist appointments, or eye exams, you should have your hearing checked regularly. Understanding the baseline of your hearing is important, and getting checked is easy. Just fill out the form below and a hearing care professional nearby will reach out to schedule an appointment to test your hearing.