Why Treat Hearing Loss?
- Over 95% of patients with hearing loss can successfully wear hearing aids.1
- 93 percent of consumers with hearing devices say their quality of life has been improved (Better Hearing Institute)
- Untreated hearing loss negatively affects household income by over $20,000 per year (Better Hearing Institute)
- Older adults with untreated hearing loss are less likely to attend social events, leading to depression, social isolation and strained relationships with family and friends (National Council on Aging)
- Most hearing losses develop over a period of 25 to 30 years. By age 50 or 60, there can be enough deterioration to interfere with conversation.1
- The most important factor in the success of fitting a hearing aid is the practitioner.2
- 82% of patients' expectations were met or exceeded with directional technology in their hearing aids.2
- 66% of patients' expectations were met or satisfied with noise reduction technology.2
- Audiologic care is the protection, preservation, evaluation and treatment of the hearing and balance functions of the human audio-vestibular system and is provided only by audiologists either autonomously or as members of a healthcare team for the purpose of improving the quality of life for every patient.
1 American Academy of Audiology http://www.audiology.org/atextra/20050429a.php?
2 According to a 2004 survey published in "The Hearing Journal" April 2005.