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Why are People Ashamed of Hearing Loss?

In Hearing Loss Impact, Hearing Loss Treatment by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Due to the stigma of hearing loss, people who struggle with this condition may refrain from seeking treatment, believing that a hearing aid would make them look older or weaker. When hearing loss is left unaddressed, however, it will persist, and it may also lead to cognitive decline, social disengagement, and a variety of serious health issues. In waiting to seek treatment, or perhaps refusing to acknowledge your hearing loss altogether, you are placing both …

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Untreated hearing loss in the USA costs $133 billion each year

In hearing loss, Hearing Loss Impact by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

If you’re living with untreated hearing loss, it could be costing you a lot more than you think. A recent study estimates that untreated hearing loss in the USA costs $133 billion each and every year! Of the millions of Americans living with untreated hearing loss, only one in three will treat their hearing loss with hearing aids, investing in hearing clearly, improving their quality of life, and saving their bank account. Why Is Hearing …

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As an invisible disability, hearing loss often goes ignored

In hearing health, hearing loss, Hearing Loss Impact by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

No one likes to be just a statistic – so we at HearCare encourage you not to join the 20% of Americans with hearing loss who so NOT seek treatment. Call and get a hearing test today – its non-invasive, its private and hearing is so, so necessary. Don’t be part of the growing problem of untreated hearing loss in adults. Hearing loss numbers The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders calculates 17% …

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People with Hearing Loss are at Higher Risk for Accidents

In Health, hearing health, hearing loss, Hearing Loss Impact, News by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Our physical abilities to navigate the world around us greatly depend on the clarity of our hearing. Our awareness of our surroundings diminishes in proportion to the fullness of our hearing. When we lose our hearing, especially when this occurs gradually, we lose our ability to track those small, light, ambient noises that we hear every day, even if we don’t notice that we do. These sounds include the noises our pets make as they …