#HearingFactFriday: Hearing loss doesn’t just affect older adults

We’ve written before about the prevalence of hearing loss in older adults — how it affects two-thirds of adults 70 and older and four-fifths of adults 85+. Those numbers are proof that the odds of having hearing loss increase as we age.

But hearing loss is hardly reserved for seniors. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), nearly 15 percent of American adults between 45 and 64 have hearing loss, and close to eight million between 18 and 44 deal with hearing loss, as too. 

That’s why ASHA recommends that anyone who suspects they may having hearing loss get screened. The options for hearing screenings are many, including our free online hearing test, health fairs or — for a thorough evaluation — in a hearing professional’s office. To schedule the latter, call 1-888-908-1845 or click here. We can help you set up a screening with a hearing healthcare professional near you.

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