How many friends do you have on Facebook? 25? 150? 500+? Mathematically speaking, if you have even just five, then one of them has hearing loss. Because according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, 20 percent of Americans (or one in every five of us) has hearing loss.
Point is, hearing loss is very common, and the older you get, the more common it becomes. How common? The infographic below has the answers.
The good news? Help is available. Statistics from the Better Hearing Institute report that 90-95 percent of people with hearing loss can be treated with hearing aids. Want to find out more? Click here now.