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