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Do you wonder if you suffer from hearing loss? Do you wish to know how extensive your hearing loss is? Allow our hearing clinic in Osseo, MN to help! You are also welcome to take our online hearing test to find answers to your questions. To arrange a hearing exam call us at 763-657-0675.

There are piles of statistics that speak to the ever growing hearing loss population in the USA. The Better Hearing Institute’s Executive Director Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D. recently compiled some starling statistics.

  • 3 in 10 people over the age of 60 have hearing loss
  • 1 in 6 baby boomers (ages 41-59), or 14.6%, have a hearing problem
  • 1 in 14 Generation Xers (ages 29-40), or 7.4%, already have hearing loss
  • At least 1.4 million children (18 or younger) have hearing problems
  • An estimated 3 in 1,000 infants are born with serious to profound hearing loss.

These studies have also found that untreated hearing loss can lead to emotional, physical, mental, psychological and economic disadvantages. Don’t fall victim to hearing loss; come to our clinic in Osseo for help.

Just a myth

There are a number of myths about hearing loss we hear from our patients in Osseo, MN. Among them is the belief that you’ll lose your hearing only when you get old. In reality, the majority of people with hearing loss, over 65% are younger than 65 years. 6 million are between the ages of 18 and 44.

The primary causes of hearing loss are:

  • Exposure to noise
  • Family history of hearing loss
  • Medicine
  • Aging process
  • Disease
  • Head trauma

Depending on the cause of hearing loss, it can often be corrected through the use of hearing aids or alternative listening devices.

Hearing Loss Facts - Osseo, MN

Types of hearing loss

Types of hearing loss

We see four types of hearing loss at our clinic in Osseo: conductive, sensorineural, mixed and central. The conductive variety occurs because of such simple problems as ear wax build up. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when tiny hairs in the cochlea are missing or damaged. Mixed hearing loss is a combination of conductive and sensorineural. In central hearing loss, strokes and central nerve diseases are often at the root of the problem.