8 common causes of hearing loss and is it happening to you?

48 million Americans have significant hearing loss. 1 out of 3 people over age 65 have some degree of hearing loss.  2 out of 3 people over 75 have a hearing loss. 14% of those ages 45-64 have some type of hearing loss.

1) Age Related Hearing Loss:

The most common cause of hearing loss is presbycusis,

Three Common Ways to Evaluate Your Hearing Aid

There are several ways of evaluating how well a hearing aid compensates for hearing loss.   Below are three of the most common options.

Audiometry

One approach is audiometry, which measures a subject’s hearing levels in laboratory conditions. The advantage of testing in a lab is that threshold levels for various sounds and intensities can be measured under a variety of conditions.

Nine tips to keep loved ones with hearing loss close this holiday season

According to the Better Hearing Institute, keeping the people you love who are struggling with hearing loss in the conversation and part of the celebration is one of the most meaningful things you can do this holiday season.

They identify nine areas (or tips) that you can use to make a difference in the lives of impacted friends and family,

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