Hearing loss is likely more common than you expect
An estimated 48 million, or 15% of the population, have some degree of hearing loss. The third most common chronic medical condition people experience today, hearing loss is a pervasive health concern.
Though it is a prevalent condition, hearing loss tends to be underdiagnosed. It takes an average of 7 years for people to address their hearing health from the time they first start experiencing symptoms. Being able to recognize the signs of hearing loss can help you intervene early. Seeking treatment not only improves hearing but offers countless benefits that can transform daily life.
Types of Hearing Loss
Sensorineural hearing loss, accounting for nearly 90% of all hearing loss that is experienced, is permanent while conductive hearing loss is often temporary.