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Hearing loss is not physically painful or visible, so many people are unaware that they even have a problem. Hearing loss sneaks up on you because the change is so gradual.

Hearing loss can be caused by many factors, including genetics, middle ear infections, some diseases and viruses affecting the inner ear, noise exposure, some medications and, most commonly, the aging process.

Most hearing losses develop over a period of 20-30 years. By age 50 or 60, our hearing may have deteriorated enough to interfere with our daily lives.

Hearing loss is the third most common disability for people over the age of 65; however, it is the most untreated disorder. Only 16% of primary care physicians routinely screen for hearing loss.

The benefits of better hearing are the things we take for granted every day.  From evenings out with family or friends, to enjoying a song on the radio, better hearing can reduce depression, anxiety frustration and arguments with loved ones.

Hearing loss is nobody’s fault; it’s simply a communication disorder that can be helped in most cases!


One in every 10 Americans has some form of hearing loss.

That’s 28 million people!

Know the Signs

Hearing Loss


  1. Feeling as if people are “mumbling” or not speaking clearly.

  2. Not being able to understand everything while on the telephone.

  3. Having the TV up loudly, still not being able to understand the words and others watching with you may even complain about that.

  4. Spouses, children or grandchildren showing frustration at having to repeat themselves to you.

  5. Asking for people for repetition of what they said (What? Huh?).

  6. Answering a question incorrectly when asked (or not answering at all).

  7. Feeling isolated, nervous, anxious, frustrated or depressed.

  8. Missing out on movies, theater, family gatherings, TV, places of worship and life in general.

  9. A history of noise exposure (working in a noisy environment, attending loud concerts and feeling as if your ears were “muffled” or “ringing” afterwards.)

If you can answer “yes” to any one of these statements, you may be suffering from hearing loss and it should be evaluated.  Admitting to yourself that you may not hear as well as you used to is the first step!