Facts and Myths about Hearing Loss
Do you know that over 32 million Americans suffer from hearing loss? Do you know that only a small percentage of those with hearing loss actually do something about it?
There are several common misconceptions besides the idea that a hearing test is difficult that prevent people from taking that first step and making an appointment for a hearing test.
Myth #1: If I had a hearing loss, my family doctor would have told me.
Fact: Your doctor is concerned about all of the working systems of your body. However, if you happen to be seeing your doctor for a specific ailment, itâ€™s unlikely that your hearing will come up in conversation.
Myth #2: Hearing loss only affects people who work in noisy conditions or those over 65.
Fact: Hearing loss is the most common birth defect. In fact, 3 children in every 1000 born in the US have an â€œeducationally significantâ€? hearing loss.
Myth #3: My hearing loss is too severe to be treated.
Fact: With the rapid advancement in hearing technology, very few individuals will be unable to find a solution for improving communication.
Published on Jan 2, 2012
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