If we were to ask you “What are the three most common health issues in the US today?”, would “hearing loss” have been anywhere on your list? Probably not. And that’s ok; it very simply is not commonly seen to be a large-scale problem. The reality is, it’s right behind heart disease and arthritis as the 3rd most prevalent issue!
This should be enough to motivate anyone to do their part of maintaining their hearing health (there are many things you can do every day to help). For good measure, we’ve prepared an infographic to illustrate some of the realities tied to hearing loss in present-day society. What you’ll see is that technology can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, teens around the world are gradually experiencing hearing loss due to loud music exposure. On the other hand, new companies such as Eargo are developing new technologies to empower people with hearing loss to feel good and make hearing easy.