In July, we hosted an event at Restoration in Crozet. Current and new patients were invited to enjoy lunch and a presentation given by Deborah Doyle Allen, Au.D. The presentation, called "Auditory Fitness: How Improved Hearing Contributes to Quality of Life," helped educate attendees about the warning signs, effects and impact of hearing loss; the intricacies of the anatomy of the ear; and, the latest hearing technologies and research.
In case you missed the presentation, we've included a PDF of the full version at the bottom of this post. We've also pulled the top 10 key learnings from the presentation for a quick glance:
Did you know....
- More than 34 million Americans, 10% of the U.S. population, suffer from hearing loss.
- Hearing loss is linked to:
c. Social isolation
e. An overall negative impact on your quality of life!
- Those with hearing loss are three times as likely to experience a fall.
- Those with diabetes are twice as likely to experience hearing loss.
- The risk of dementia is five times more likely to occur in someone with hearing loss.
- Two-thirds of people who are 70 and older have hearing loss. It is part of our nature.
- Older subjects with normal hearing perform as well as younger people who are hearing disabled.
- Ninety-five percent (95%) of hearing loss is "Sensorineural," which occurs from aging, exposure to loud noises, disease and genetics.
- Hearing aid batteries will soon be a thing of the past.
- Ninety-five percent (95%) of cases of hearing loss can be treated with today's hearing aid technologies.
A PDF of the full presentation is available here.