The sound of birds singing, a grand orchestra, or a child’s voice — these are all sounds that many of us take for granted. Unfortunately there are many Americans who are unable to hear and cherish these sounds thanks to hearing loss. As our lives become noisier with loud equipment, screaming concert experiences, and constant electrical buzzing hearing loss is becoming a more prevalent issue as the number of Americans with hearing loss has doubled from 2000 to 2015.
Hearing Loss in the United States
Nearly 20% of adults and 20% of teens suffer from some degree of hearing loss from a number of factors. The prevalence of noise in our daily lives could be one reason as research has shown that exposure to a noisy subway for just 15 minutes per day can cause permanent damage to