Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the U.S., especially among aging populations. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately one in three people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing.
Age isn’t the only reason to think about getting your hearing checked, though. Noise-induced hearing loss is becoming more common among younger generations. According to the WHO, 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices (including smartphones) and exposure to damaging levels of sound
at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events. The hearing damage caused by this kind of lifestyle can have lasting, negative impacts if left untreated.