According to statistics revealed by WHO, it is concluded that 1 in every 10 persons might be suffering from hearing loss. More than 5% of the world’s population (466 million) suffer from hearing loss with as high as 7.3% are children.
About one-third of people in the United States between the age of 65 to 75 have some degree of hearing loss. For those older than 75, that number is approximately 1 in 2.
The number is significant, hearing loss had indeed impacted one’s daily life.
Aging and chronic exposure to loud noises both contribute to hearing loss. Other factors, such as excessive earwax, can temporarily reduce how well your ears conduct sounds.
[We cannot reverse most types of hearing loss. However, you and your doctor or a hearing specialist can take steps to improve what you hear.]
How is hearing loss measured?
Mild 30dB ~ 50dB- May hear some speech sounds but will have difficulty.
Moderate 50dB ~ 70dB-Struggle to hear / understand speech when someone is talking at a normal level.
Severe >70dB- Will hear little-to-no speech when spoken at normal levels, and hear only loud sound.
Signs of Hearing Loss
- Frequently asking others to repeat themselves
- Turning the TV to a volume that others find loud
- Problems with clarifying in noisy places
- Difficulty in hearing women and children’s voice
- Feel like others are mumbling
- Trouble hearing on the phone
- Ringing in your ears
- Told by others that you have hearing loss
If you have 4 or more out of 8, then the possibility that you might have hearing loss.