#HearingFactFriday: Your chances of having hearing loss increase with age

Is anyone really surprised that the older we get, the more likely it is we’ll lose our hearing? Not this aging writer. It’s simply one negative side effect of living a long, fulfilling life (along with the many good ones like wisdom, experience, and patience).

That doesn’t lessen the surprise of today’s Hearing Fact by the World Health Organization. Five times more? That’s a lot!

Equally interesting is the projected population of people over 65. There were 52 million Americans 65 plus in 2018. By 2060, that number is expected to be 98 million.

On one hand, it’s telling us that we will all be living longer — which is good. But on the other, there is going to be way too many of us asking “What?” if we don’t get help for our hearing loss.

When you are ready for hearing help, Starkey is here for you. Just call 1-888-908-1845 or click here and we’ll help you schedule a hearing test and consultation with an experienced hearing healthcare professional near you.


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