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Top Reasons Why People Don’t Wear Hearing Aids [Infographic]

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80% of people between the ages of 55 and 74 who could benefit from hearing aids don’t wear them, according to a study published in the International Journal of Audiology.

The reasons for not wearing hearing aids are many–they’re uncomfortable or even painful, they’re too expensive, they no longer work like they did at first, they make them feel old or embarrassed. These are real and valid reasons, but the consequences of not using them are not just a few missed sentences here and there. It could result in a decline in cognitive function, further reduction of hearing ability, even increased risk of slips and falls.  

Check out the infographic below with important facts and stats about hearing aids, and alternative hearing assistive devices

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Celebrate World Hearing Day

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March 3, 2020 is World Hearing Day. World Hearing Day is about raising global awareness for the importance of hearing. This day encourages people to protect their hearing while spreading the word about new solutions for the hearing impaired.

Being able to hear is part of a healthy, happy life. World Hearing Day invites us to reach out to the deaf and hearing impaired members of our community.

Hearing For Life

For many people, hearing is something we take for granted. We may not realize how hearing enriches our daily lives and helps us with everything from work to family life. Often, people are also unaware of the causes of hearing loss and may not be taking the necessary steps to protect their hearing.

Protecting your hearing includes basic lifestyle changes, such as wearing earplugs in noisy environments, limiting your exposure to loud music and noises, and resting your ears after noise exposure. These small steps can go a long way to preserve the lifespan of your ears.

Hearing damage is usually permanent and irreversible. However, if you or someone you love is already experiencing hearing loss or impairment, it’s not too late to seek out treatment options and interventions like hearing aids and discreet assistive listening devices.

Hearing Brings Us Together

According to the World Health Organization, it’s estimated that 6.1% of the world’s population is living with some form of hearing loss. That’s 466 million people! Sadly, many of these individuals don’t have adequate access to hearing aids or other accessibility tools. This can be isolating and contribute to health problems.

But you can help! Along with educating your friends and family about ways to protect your hearing, you can encourage your local business and community spaces to install assistive listening devices.

Businesses like Club de Golf Mexico, Hummingbird Wine Bar, and teb Interiors Inc. use listening assistive devices from AudioFetch to make their spaces welcoming and accessible to people with hearing issues.

Celebrate with AudioFetch

We actually treat every day like World Hearing Day — but we’re still celebrating!

In honor of World Hearing Day, we’re offering 25% off* MSRP on all hearing assistive applications for the month of March 2020. To take advantage of this special offer, contact us today and mention “World Hearing Day.”

*Offer cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. One discount per customer. Must contact AudioFetch to see if your application is eligible.

Top 4 Questions About Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss affects 48 million people in the United States, with 14% of adults ages 45 to 64 experiencing some type of hearing impairment. Whether mild or severe, untreated hearing loss can be difficult. It can lead to social isolation and even contribute to health problems.

The good news is that there are many types of hearing assistance, from hearing aids to listening assistance devices. These accessibility tools can help people with hearing loss experience a full life. But before seeking treatment for hearing loss, it’s important to educate yourself.

If you or someone you love is experiencing hearing issues, we’ve got answers to some common questions for you.

1. What Causes Hearing Loss?

There are multiple causes of hearing loss, as well as different types of hearing loss and different levels of severity. Each case is unique. However, the most common causes of hearing loss are aging, damage caused by exposure to loud noises, injury, and illness.

2. How Often Should You Get Your Hearing Tested?

Often, hearing loss happens so slowly that people don’t notice they have a problem until it’s very severe and more difficult to treat. For adults, experts recommend a hearing test every three to five years, or whenever you have an annual physical checkup.

3. When Do You Need Hearing Aids?

Every person is different. However, hearing aids are recommended as soon as hearing loss begins to negatively impact someone’s day-to-day life. For example, if you regularly experience difficulty hearing conversations at normal volume, it may be time for hearing aids.

4. Besides Hearing Aids, Are There Other Options for Hearing Loss?

In addition to hearing aids, people who suffer from hearing loss can improve their lives with listening assistive devices such as AudioFetch products. These technological tools offer powerful hearing assistance for impaired individuals, especially in public spaces such as houses of worship, community centers, lecture halls, stadiums and arenas, theaters, and sports bars.

Treat Hearing Loss for a Healthier, Happier Life

At AudioFetch, we believe it’s important to spread the word about hearing problems — and hearing solutions. That’s why we’ve launched our Happy New Ear campaign to offer 20% off all AudioFetch products in February 2020.

Use code HAPPYNEWEAR20 at checkout when purchasing a FetchExpress online, or ask for the discount when speaking with us (offer cannot be combined with other offers or discounts).

If you’d like to learn more about how AudioFetch can help you or your customers hear better, contact us today.