October is Audiology Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to spreading awareness about the services audiologists provide as well as why you might consider hearing protection or treatment.
In celebration of Audiology Awareness Month, here is a list of facts you may not have known around the topic of audiology and hearing:
1 billion people are at risk for hearing loss due to unsafe personal use of portable music devices. In fact, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, around 37 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss already.
Audiologists treat people of all ages, not just older individuals. Half of those individuals with hearing loss are younger than age 65 and should seek treatment for hearing loss.
Audiologists don’t just offer hearing aids as treatment. Audiologists can provide personalized treatment and services to people suffering from a variety of conditions like dizziness/balance issues or tinnitus and also can offer hearing screenings and protection to prevent hearing loss (if you haven’t begun experiencing any yet).
If your child isn’t performing well in school or having issues paying attention, it could be due to hearing loss. 60% of childhood hearing loss is due to preventable causes and can be treated by an audiologist.
Celebrate National Audiology Awareness Month with us and sign up for a complimentary screening at Hearing Health Associates. Our audiologists can help with both preventative care and hearing loss treatment.