Batavia Office
39 Ellicott Street
Batavia, NY 14020
585.344.4363
Lancaster Office
56 Church Street
Lancaster, NY 14086
716.681.6722
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 "When you lose your eyesight, you lose contact with things.  When you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people.  -- Helen Keller

Roughly 3 out of 5 older Americans with hearing loss have difficulty with day-to-day communication with family and friends.    (Source:  American Speech-Language Hearing Association)

Hearing loss is the 3rd most common health problem in the United States.  According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), more than 36 million Americans have some type of hearing problem.    (Source:  American Academy of Audiology)

Only about 20% of people who need hearing aids actually get them.    (Source:  American Speech-Language Hearing Association)

About  1/3  of Americans between ages 65 and 74 have a hearing loss.    (Source:  American Speech-Language Hearing Association)

About  1/2  of Americans ages 85 and older have hearing problems.    (Source:  American Speech-Language Hearing Association)

Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is very common, with estimates ranging from 7.9 million to 37 million affected in the United States.    (Source:  American Speech-Language Hearing Association)

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), more than 30 million Americans are regularly exposed to hazardous sound levels.  Among people with hearing loss, over  1/3  have been affected by noise exposure.    (Source:  American Speech-Language Hearing Association)


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

American Speech-Language Hearing Association
http://www.asha.org

American Academy of Audiology
http://www.audiology.org

NIDCD Information Clearinghouse
1 Communication Avenue
Bethesda, MD  20892-3456
Toll free Voice:  (800)241-1044
Toll free TTY:  (800)241-1055
Fax:  (301)770-8977
e-mail:  nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov


 

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