DID YOU KNOW....

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Did you know....

• Hearing loss is the third most common physical condition after arthritis and hypertension (high blood pressure).
 
• In older people, a hearing loss is often confused with or complicates such conditions as dementia.
 
• About 20% of adults in the United States, 48 million, report some degree of hearing loss.
 
• At age 60, over 30% of all people have a hearing loss.
 
• In adults, the most common causes of hearing loss are noise exposure and presbycusis (age onset).
 
• More often than not severe tinnuitus (ringing in the ear) will accompany a hearing loss and may be just as debilitating as the hearing loss itself.
 
• Other causes of hearing loss include excessive cerumen buildup (earwax), an object in the ear or head, ear infection, a ruptured tympanic membrane (ear drum) and other conditions that affect the middle or inner ear (data from Hearing Loss Association of America).

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