Caught in the middle

While much is often made of senior adults and youngsters with hearing loss, middle-aged adults are not as frequently mentioned. As it turns out, this age group is not immune to hearing loss either. According to a new survey among people 45 to 54 years old, one in nine exhibited signs of hearing loss. This survey shows that, while the rate of hearing loss increases with age, it is a significant problem for those in middle age. When researchers tested the hearing of nearly 3,000 adults between the ages of 21 and 84, about one in seven had some hearing loss. Ninety percent of those examined who were older than 80 years of age had lost some hearing.

Hearing loss can have a negative impact on your ability to learn, socialize and enjoy life. Those with untreated hearing loss are more likely to miss important information in meetings and phone calls. To schedule a complimentary hearing evaluation, please call our hearing center, located in Burlington Ontario. A Doctor of Audiology using the latest and most advanced equipment always performs testing and diagnosis. Results and solutions will be thoroughly explained, and we will take the time to answer all your questions. If you’re unsure if hearing aids will help, you can try any technology level for no cost or risk to you.