Who has hearing health issues?
Hearing problems can affect anyone at any age. It is naturally more common as we get older because we’ve exposed our ears to more noise throughout our lifetime. Interestingly, since the advent of personal listening systems (iPods, MP3 players), nearly as many teenagers have hearing problems as 60 year olds!
- One third of those between ages 40-49 have some degree of decreased hearing
- Every other person over the age of 50 experiences difficulty hearing clearly in certain situations
- One half of those over 70 have a significant hearing problem
- People wait much too long to have a hearing checkup and get treatment