Americans impacted by hearing loss hits record numbers

According to the National Institutes of Health NIDCD, approximately 20 percent (48 million) of American adults aged 20 to 69, have some trouble with hearing, and approximately 28.8 million could benefit from the use of hearing aids. Among adults aged 70 and older with hearing loss who could benefit from hearing aids, fewer than one in three (30 percent) has ever used them. As the baby boomer[..]

NIOSH Sound Level Meter App – How Noisy Is Your Work Environment?

Ever wonder how loud the noise really is and if it could be damaging your hearing? There’s an app for that!Do you work in or near a noisy environment, such as a construction site, a popular restaurant, or a concert or sports venue?The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developed the NIOSH Sound[..]

3 Tips for Protecting Your Hearing

  National Protect Your Hearing Month Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), and help spread the word about hearing health. People of all ages can be affected by NIHL. Signs of NIHL may not be obvious at first, but they can build over time. A recent study shows that about 13 to 18 percent of children and teens ages 12 to 19 have signs of[..]