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Ford Hearing Aid & Audiology
500 N Main, Suite 212
Newton, KS 67114
(316) 283-3552 or toll free (877) 293-5434
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About Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids
Symptoms of a Hearing Loss:

The first step in treating a hearing loss is to realize that one exists. If you or your friend or relative shows one or more of the following symptoms, see our audiologist:

  • Trouble understanding speech from far away, such as in church, at concert halls or in theatres.
  • Difficulty hearing when in a group of people or in the presence of background noise, such as in restaurants.
  • Avoiding social gatherings and other public situations where they might feel embarrassed about misunderstanding others.
  • Asking people to repeat themselves because they have trouble understanding what is being said.
  • Difficulty hearing a phone ring or trouble hearing on the phone.
  • Turning their head or cupping their ear to focus on a certain sound or talker.
  • Watching television or listening to the radio at a much louder volume than you or others normally do.
The Demographics of Hearing Loss:

Hearing loss is more common than you might think. Due to recreational and environmental noise, hearing loss is occurring at younger and younger ages. Consider the following:

  • 28 million Americans are hearing impaired, and an estimated 500 million experience hearing loss worldwide.
  • In the U.S., one out of 12 30-year-olds is already hearing-impaired and one in 8 50-year-olds suffer from hearing loss.
  • There are more baby boomers aged 45-64 with a hearing loss (10 million) than there are people over the age of 65 with a hearing loss (9 million).
  • More than a third of all hearing loss is attributed to noise: loud music, loud workplaces, loud recreational equipment.
  • Hearing loss at a younger age is more common than it was 30 years ago.
  • Of the 10 million Americans aged 45 to 64 who have a hearing loss, 6 out of 7 do not yet benefit from wearing hearing aids.
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Hearing Loss Facts:

Here are some more interesting facts about hearing loss:

  • Hearing loss is second only to arthritis as the most common complaint of older adults.
  • Only about 10% of hearing losses are helped by surgery or other medical treatment.
  • 90% of hearing losses can be treated with the use of hearing aids.
  • Only 16% of physicians routinely screen for hearing loss.