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Hearing Loss: Putting It All Together

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 21:05

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

Here is a summary of the important facts and information related to hearing loss.

  • Hearing disorders are common. More than 40 million Americans have hearing loss.
  • Good hearing is essential not only for communication and business, but also for many of the subtle joys that make life worth living.
  • Hearing loss is often preventable and is nearly always treatable.
  • Because hearing loss may be a symptom of a more serious underlying health problem, a medical checkup is important.
  • Hearing loss can be reversed by treating underlying conditions or by performing surgery.
  • Some people have their hearing ability restored with the help of hearing aids.
  • There are simple steps you can take to help preserve your hearing.

Hearing Loss