When it comes to hearing health, research shows members of every generation experience the effects of hearing loss. Connect Hearing’s infographic, Hearing Loss Among Age Groups, details hearing health statistics for a variety of age groups.
Hearing loss is common – more common than you might think. Almost one in four adults who reported excellent to good hearing already have measurable hearing loss.
Luckily, not all the news is bad. Some recent research suggests that the onset of age-related hearing loss is happening more slowly. However, the number of people who experience it is expected to increase in the next several years with the aging baby boomer generation.
Age certainly isn’t the only cause of hearing loss among populations. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1.1 billion young people worldwide could be at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening practices. In fact, more than half of teenagers and adults in middle and high-income countries who listen to personal audio devices are exposed to unsafe levels of sound.