In honor of Better Hearing Month, Earlens is working to spread awareness of hearing health and what can be done to improve it.

Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States, with approximately 48 million Americans experiencing some degree of impairment. That makes it even more common than cancer or diabetes. And contrary to popular belief, it isn’t just something that “old” people get; 75 percent of people with hearing impairment are below the age of 65*. In fact, hearing health has significantly decreased among a younger demographic, with 30 percent more teens experiencing impairments in the early 2000s when earbuds became popular, compared to teens in the 1980s and 1990s**.

Given the links between hearing wellness and a variety of other physical, emotional and cognitive health concerns, Earlens created an infographic that hearing practices can download and customize with their own logo, to promote the benefits of improving and treating hearing health. The infographic can be shared digitally or printed to display on practice countertops, and includes statistics on:

  • The widespread nature of hearing loss
  • Risk factors for hearing impairment
  • Link between hearing loss and dementia
  • Impact of treatment on quality of life

Earlens welcomes hearing health practitioners around the country to join us in promoting the importance about hearing wellness. Download a customizable copy of our infographic here and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to receive updates on other valuable content for your practice.

*World Health Organization.
**Shargorodsky J, Curhan SG, Curhan GC, Eavey R. Change in Prevalence of Hearing Loss in US Adolescents. JAMA. 2010;304(7):772–778. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1124