Hearing Loss is Common! - Beltone California Hearing Aids

Hearing Loss is Common!

Regain your Hearing Health with Beltone Central California

Hearing loss is a major public health issue. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, hearing loss is so prevalent that it is the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease. That is a lot of people with hearing loss! According to the latest figures, there are enough Americans with hearing loss to replace the entire population of California and still overflow into parts of Texas. So if you are experiencing hearing loss, you can be sure that you are not alone. Read on to learn more about the prevalence of hearing loss in America, and how you can regain your hearing health with help from your local Central California Beltone clinic. 

As you age, many things in your life will change. One thing many of us expect is some degree of hearing loss. Scientifically known as Presbycusis, this age-related hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss. Research and studies have shown that the more we age, the more likely we are to develop this kind of hearing loss. In fact, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say the prevalence of hearing loss doubles for every decade we’re alive. 

Studies show that two-thirds of adults over 70, and four out of five adults over 85 are experiencing hearing loss. Americans over a certain age, however, are not the only ones suffering from hearing loss. According to research, one in five Americans report having hearing loss. That’s 37.5 million Americans right now! Worldwide, there is reported to be 750 million adults with hearing loss. Noise-related hearing loss is a definite cause in some cases, especially for the 22 million workers who are exposed to damaging noise each year, but age is the single most significant factor in hearing health (infographic). 

While adults 65 years of age and older are significantly more likely to experience hearing loss – five times more likely than those under age 65 – there is good news: most hearing loss is very treatable! Today’s advances in hearing technology mean most people with hearing loss can regain their hearing health. If you are interested in trying the latest advancements in hearing technology, the staff at Beltone can help. At our Beltone Central California locations, our hearing health professionals are experts at helping clients best regain their hearing. Come in to one of our easy to access Central California locations to see how our staff will work with you to find the hearing device that best fits your lifestyle, budget and degree of hearing loss. By examining your unique requirements, you and your hearing care professional can determine the best fit for your needs. What are you waiting for? Call us at (559) 981-8894. Or click here to schedule an appointment for a free hearing test today!