FACT: Approximately 12% of the U.S. population or 38 million Americans have a significant hearing loss.
FACT: Over 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents.
FACT: 30-40% of people over 65 have some type of hearing loss
FACT: 14% of those ages 45-64 have some type of hearing loss
FACT: 15% of children between the ages of 6-19 have a measurable hearing loss in at least one ear.
FACT: Hearing loss occurs in 5 out of every 1,000 newborns.
FACT: Exposure to a noisy subway, for just 15 minutes a day overtime, can cause permanent damage to hearing over time.
FACT: Hearing aids can offer dramatic improvement for most people with hearing loss.
FACT: A mild hearing loss can cause a child to miss as much as 50% of classroom discussion.
FACT: Listening to an MP3 Player at high volumes over time can cause permanent damage to hearing.
FACT: With early identification and appropriate services, deaf children can develop communication skills at the same rate as their hearing peers.
FACT: Noise is one of the leading causes of hearing loss.
FACT: Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) affects 50 million people in the United States.
FACT: Babies are never too young to have their hearing tested.
FACT: Speechreading is the more current word for lipreading.
FACT: People with hearing loss wait an average of 7 years before seeking help.
FACT: Only 16% of physicians routinely screen for hearing loss.
FACT: 15 million people in the United States with hearing loss avoid seeking help.
FACT: 1 out of 3 people over age 65 have some degree of hearing loss.
FACT: Approximately 3 million children in the U.S. have a hearing loss; 1.3 million of them are under the age of three.