Hearing loss impacts people of all ages. The average length of time between the onset of hearing loss and when a person first seeks help is 7 years. In those 7 years, he or she lacks full sound clarity, which adds brilliance to everyday life. Perhaps this is because it can take years for hearing loss to become debilitating and changes are difficult to notice. In essence, a person may not know what he or she is missing.
There are many hearing loss types from mild hearing impairment to sensorineural loss and complete deafness. Fortunately, options for improving hearing have evolved dramatically during the last 20 years. Today, nearly every individual can find a hearing aid that meets his or her unique needs. That’s an amazing thing, especially when you consider the numbers.