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Untreated Hearing Loss Affects Brain Health, Emotional Health, Job Earnings & Learning

It CAN Happen to You.

It CAN Happen to You.

Here's what YOU need to know.

  • Hearing loss is the decrease of hearing or inability to hear (deafness).
  • 33% of Adults between 65-74 have hearing loss; 75% of Adults 75+ have hearing loss.
  • Annual Hearing Exams are recommended.
  • Latest research suggests untreated hearing loss can cause early onset of Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease; healthy bran function.
  • Untreated hearing loss can cause joblessness or loss of income. 
  • Causes of Hearing Loss in Adults: Noise/Loudness (especially extended/over time), Medications, Ear infections, Genetics, other disabilities, disease
  • Over 200 Medications prescribed by a physician can cause hearing loss. 
  • 1 of 7 top side effects of cancer treatments is hearing loss.
  • Lack of safety is an issue of untreated hearing loss (driving, operating machinery at work, inability to hear safety noises such as alarms, sirens, etc.)


(Thank you, NIH for this great video tutorial.)


(From Mayo Clinic)

- Muffling of speech and other sounds

- Difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd of people

- Trouble hearing consonants

- Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly

- Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio

- Withdrawal from conversations

- Avoidance of some social settings