Hearing loss is a widespread problem in the U.S., one affecting 48 million people – approximately 20 percent of the entire population. The chances you know someone who has hearing loss are around 1 in 5.
Generally, hearing loss is due to prolonged exposure to loud sounds or simply the consequences of aging. For some individuals, though, hearing loss is a symptom of a less common condition.
Consider six little-known hearing disorders you should know more about.
Getting New Hearing Aids: What to Expect… Hearing aids are a very personal thing: one size does not fit all. To get the best out of your hearing aids, make sure to prepare for each step along the way and to work with a qualified hearing care professional. Follow these steps for a successful hearing aid experience: