December 2011

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What is the cost of untreated hearing loss in annual income?

Washington, DC — According to a 2011 national study by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), people with untreated hearing loss lose as much as $30,000 in annual income. As a result, the cost to US tax payers could be as much as $26 billion in unrealized federal tax collections.


10 Important Questions to Ask Your Audiologist About Hearing Loss

1. What type  of hearing loss do I have?

2. Is it likely to get worse?

3.  Would hearing instruments help me? What types are available?

4.  How can I use my hearing to my best advantage?

5.  What can I do to protect my hearing?

6.  Are there precautions I should take in my daily activities (driving etc.)?