Facts and Myths about Hearing Loss | Fremont CA

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http://hearing-aids-fremont-ca.com More than 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, the experience of sound, noise or ringing in the ears in the presence of sound in the environment.There are …

http://hearing-aids-fremont-ca.com More than 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, the experience of sound, noise or ringing in the ears in the presence of sound in the environment.There are common misconceptions that keep people with hearing loss from making that important first step of making an appointment for a hearing test.

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  • 1. Facts and Mythsabout Hearing Loss
  • 2. Do you know that over 32 million Americans sufferfrom hearing loss? Do you know that only a small percentage of those with hearing loss actually do something about it?
  • 3. There are several common misconceptions besides the idea that a hearing test is difficult that prevent people from taking that first step and making an appointment for a hearing test.
  • 4. Myth #1: If I had a hearing loss,my family doctor would have told me.
  • 5. Fact: Your doctor isconcerned about all of the working systems of your body. However, if youhappen to be seeing your doctor for a specific ailment, it’s unlikely thatyour hearing will come up in conversation.
  • 6. Myth #2:Hearing loss only affects people who work in noisy conditions or those over 65.
  • 7. Fact: Hearing loss is the most commonbirth defect. In fact, 3children in every 1000born in the US have an “educationally significant” hearing loss.
  • 8. Myth #3:My hearing loss is toosevere to be treated.
  • 9. Fact: With the rapid advancement in hearing technology, very few individualswill be unable to find asolution for improving communication.