Age-related Hearing Loss: Baby Boomers
A recent article written by USA Today discusses how the Baby Boomer generation has a high occurrence of hearing loss. Overall, 36 million Americans suffer from some level of loss of hearing, and a good percentage of these are over the age of 65.
According to federal health officials, 25% to 40% of people over the age of 65 suffer from hearing damage. A study conducted by Johns Hopkins University estimated that 63% of individuals over the age of 70, have “mild to severe impairment.” Men are the most affected by hearing loss, this is because men are more likely to work in loud environments, like a construction site.
Daniel Sklare, the program director at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders explained how “this is an incredibly common condition,” he went on to say that only 20% of the people with hearing loss actually seek help from an audiologist.
If you are over the age of 65 and believe you might be suffering from hearing loss, visit your local Miami hearing center, where an expert will help you diagnose and treat the condition.