Hearing loss affects almost 2 million people over the age of 70, making it one of the most common chronic health conditions currently affecting seniors. In one independent study, over 90% of adults were found to have a degree of hearing loss. Despite these numbers, more than 36% of these adults never had their hearing tested. In the same study, 14% of seniors with hearing loss used a hearing aid. So how can seniors work to prevent both recreational and age related hearing loss? The answer is to be prepared and avoid any unnecessary loss of hearing.
A hearing loss prevention plan for seniors should consist of the following steps to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, while also attempting to avoid further damage from age-related hearing loss:
LivHOME is one of the nation’s largest professionally led at-home senior care companies and we are ready to help seniors work through the necessary steps of healthy hearing! Contact LivHOME today for a detailed evaluation.