Hearing loss is one of the most common health issues in the world. Nearly one in five Americans age 12 and older experience hearing loss severe enough to interfere with their daily lives and communication.
There are many reasons for the high volume of cases, with a longer-living population being high on the list. Age related hearing loss is the slow progression of hearing loss that occurs over time. However, because of noise exposure and other causes, we are losing our hearing younger and younger.