Health & Safety :: Hearing Loss

Hearing loss, the number one disability in the world, is commonly associated with exposure to excessive or chronic noise. Consider the following:

  • Nearly 55 million Americans suffer from hearing loss to some degree.
  • Hearing loss is the most prevalent and the most preventable disability in the world.
  • According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 15% of children experience aural impairment in one or both ears.
  • Nearly 90% of people over the age of 80 suffer from hearing loss.
  • Three out of every 100 school-aged children are hearing impaired.
  • Sixty percent of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are hearing impaired.
  • Baby-boomers are the fasting growing population in America and are experiencing hearing loss at an alarming rate.

Poor acoustic conditions can compound existing noise problems, contributing to hearing loss.


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