According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, a division of the National Institute of Health, 36 million Americans suffer from a hearing loss. And, this is a growing problem as our population ages. Approximately one-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have a hearing loss, and this number increases to half of all adults over the age of 75.
The good news is that hearing aids can help. The bad news is that only 20% of those with hearing loss benefit from treatment by actually seeking help. This lack of treatment often affects the social, physical, and cognitive well being of older adults.