Hear Loss – What You Should Know

Hearing Aids Paducah

Hearing Loss Association of America facts:

  • About 20 percent of Americans (48 million) report some degree of hearing loss
  • At age 65, 1 in 3 people has hearing loss.
  • 60% of the people with hearing loss are either in the workforce or in educational settings.

Hearing loss can occur for many reasons including aging, overexposure to loud noise, medication use, infection, head/ear trauma, congenital or hereditary factors, or disease.

Approximately 48 million American adults report some degree of hearing loss including nearly 50% of adults 75 years and older. Aging is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. As you age your auditory nerve becomes weaker and the hair cells in your inner ear begin to die, the fewer hair cells you have the harder it becomes to hear.

Another major cause of hearing loss is prolonged exposure to loud noise. Sounds you’ve likely encountered during your life can easily damage your hearing if they measure above 85 decibels, that includes sounds such as lawnmowers, headphones, snowmobiles, rock concerts, gunshots, and fireworks. The longer you are exposed to noises like these over your life the more damage your hearing sustains.

While a large number of Americans have some form of hearing loss, 90-95 percent of all hearing loss can be improved with hearing instruments.

Tim Harmon and his staff at Purchase Ear Technology in Paducah can help!  Give Purchase Ear Technology a call today at (270) 558-3996 for more information.  Purchase Ear Technology is conveniently located at 2008 Broadway St in Paducah, KY.  At Purchase Ear Technology, you are more than a patient. You are FAMILY!