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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, it’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 “educationally significant� 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.

Facts and Myths about Hearing Loss | Fremont CA