The Hearing Loss Association of American (HLAA) is a great resource for anyone who is having trouble hearing. Here are some interesting hearing loss facts featured on their website http://www.hearingloss.org/content/basic-facts-about-hearing-loss:
- Hearing loss is a major public health issue that is the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease.
- Hearing loss is an invisible condition; we cannot see hearing loss, only its effects. Because the presence of a hearing loss is not visible, these effects may be attributed to aloofness, confusion, or personality changes.
- In adults, the most common causes of hearing loss are noise and aging.
- There is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss.
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