Did you know that hearing is fully developed at birth? In fact there are studies to show that the infant in utero reacts to sounds from outside the womb and reacts to the mother's voice.
Your ear and your brain do two jobs - first is hearing and second is listening. Hearing is the "all the time" function of the ear and brain. Listening is the second job and it is the portion of time that the ear and the brain are working on a set task. You always hear but, you don't always listen. Understanding the differences and treating hearing loss with this in mind is key to successful outcomes.
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You are not alone!
Did you know that hearing loss affects one in every 10 Americans? The good news is that today, with the latest advances in hearing aid technology, most forms of hearing loss can be successfully treated.
Only one in five people who could benefits from a hearing aid wears one
10 million Americans have suffered noise-induced hearing loss
Hearing decline starts as early as 40 years of age
65% of people with hearing loss are below retirement age