Health Benefits




Without Treatment

With Treatment

Mental Health

Individuals who reported having untreated hearing loss of a moderate or worse degree are more likely to use mental health services for psychosocial disorders such as depression.1

Dementia Risk

The risk of dementia is present with ALL severities of hearing loss! It doubles with mild hearing loss, triples with moderate hearing loss and people with a severe hearing impairment are 5x more likely to develop dementia.8

Accidental Injuries

Those who report having moderate untreated hearing loss are 70% more likely to have an accidental injury at work or at leisure, and are at 3X the risk to have a fall.3

Health Care Costs

Untreated hearing loss is associated with 46% higher total health care costs over a 10-year period.7

Hospital Readmissions

Untreated hearing loss is linked to an increased risk for 30-day hospital readmission, increased risk of emergency department visits, and longer hospital stays.9

Noise Trauma Starts Young

It is estimated that between 13-18% of American middle and high school students have measurable hearing loss likely due to excessive noise.5

Social Engagement

Loneliness significantly decreases following 4 to 6 weeks of hearing aid use.4

Cognitive Health

Treating hearing loss through hearing aids is one of the largest factors protecting individuals from cognitive decline. 12 Treatment improves symptoms of those living with cognitive impairment.11

Treatment Satisfaction

8 in 10 people who chose to treat their hearing loss report life-changing results and 91% of hearing aid owners say they are satisfied with their hearing professional.6

Closing the
Earnings Gap

Depending on age, those with hearing loss who seek treatment, can increase their earning potential by over 20%.10

Economic Impact

Better hearing has a positive effect on the U.S. economy by lessening the impact health and unemployment costs seen in untreated hearing loss.13

Professional Treatment Hearing Aid Use is Growing

In a survey of over 3,000 with hearing difficulty, 38% of individuals with hearing difficulty reported having a hearing aid.6

Welcome to the conversation.

Our team is dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive and holistic approach to care. We specialize in hearing, balance, and the effects of cognition on your overall wellness. Our goal is to improve your health through quality communication with others, reduce your risk of memory loss and falls, and provide solutions for you to engage in life confidently!

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    Adults in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2020
  2. Lin, H. W., Mahboubi, H., & Bhatacharyya, N. (2018). Self-reported Hearingiculty and Risk of Accidental Injury in US Adults, 2007 to 2015. JAMA otolaryngology– head & neck surgery
  3. Tiase VL, Tang K, Vawdrey DK, Raso R, Adelman JS, Yu SP, Applebaum JR, Lalwani AK. Impact of Hearing Loss on Patient Falls in the Inpatient Setting. Am J Prev Med. 2020
  4. Relating Hearing Aid Use to Social and Emotional Loneliness in Older Adults.” Barbara E. Weinstein, Lynn W. Sirow, Sarah Moser. Am J Audiol. 2016 Mar;
  5. Eichwald J, Scinicariello F. Survey of Teen Noise Exposure and Efforts to Protect Hearing at School — United States, 2020.
  6. Powers TA, Carr K. MarkeTrak 2022: Navigaing the changing landscape of hearing healthcare. Hearing Review. 2022
  7. Patients with Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time | Johns Hopkins. (2018). Retrieved 20 May 2022
  8. “The Hidden Risks of Hearing Loss.” Johns Hopkins Medicine.
  9. Trends in Health Care Costs and Utilizaion Associated With Untreated Hearing Loss Over 10 Years.” Nicholas S. Reed, Aylin Altan, Jennifer A. Deal, Charlote Yeh, Alexander D. Kravetz,
    Margaret Wallhagen, Frank R. Lin JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019
  10. Tehranchi, Kian; Jeyakumar, Anita† Hearing Loss’s Incidence and Impact on Employment in the United States, Otology & Neurotology: August 2020 – Volume 41 – Issue 7 – p 916-921
  11. Bisogno, A., Scarpa, A., Di Girolamo, S., De Luca, P., Cassandro, C., Viola, P., Ricciardiello, F., Greco, A., Vinceniis, M., Ralli, M., & Di Stadio, A. (2021). Hearing Loss and Cognitive Impairment:
    Epidemiology, Common Pathophysiological Findings, and Treatment Considerations. Life
  12. Livingston, Gill. “Demenia Prevenion, Intervenion, and Care: 2020 Report of the Lancet Commission.” The Lancet, 14 Aug. 2020.
  13. Ruberg, K. (2022). Untreated Disabling Hearing Loss Costs Billions – in the US and the Rest of the World. Retrieved 20 May 2022