“Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people.” –Helen Keller
Did you know that The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates that one in eight people in the United States (13% – 30 million people) aged 12 years and older has hearing loss in both ears, based on standard hearing examinations? Or that 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing? And that men are more likely than women to report hearing loss? Or that 2% of adults aged 45 to 54 have disabling hearing loss and that the rate increases to 8.5% for adults aged 55 to 64? And did you now that nearly 25% of those aged 65 to 74 and 50% of those 75 and older have disabling hearing loss? Hearing loss is way more common than one may think!
Chicagoland Audibel Hearing Aid Centers can help you with all of the common symptoms that are associated with hearing loss, including frequently asking people to repeat what they’d just said, turning up the TV and car radio volume, not understanding what’s being said in movies, theaters and public gatherings, straining to understand conversations in a group, not hearing easily what’s being said from a different room, not understanding others when I couldn’t see their faces, straining to hear some conversations altogether, not hearing ‘low-talkers’ (i.e. people who speak softly), thinking that many people mumble, and avoiding noisy environments whenever possible.
Hear Rabbi John Rosove’s story about his personal experience with hearing loss on his blog!
Contact Chicagoland Audibel Hearing Aid Centers to set up a hearing evaluation today.