Some medical problems that are common among the older population receive a lot of attention. Anyone has probably seen commercials aimed at people suffering from high cholesterol or erectile dysfunction. But one ailment that is even more common doesn’t get talked about that often.
Hearing loss and aging have long been subjects intricately associated with one another. Medical scientists continue to grapple with the apparent inevitability of age-related hearing impairment, referred to among professionals as presbycusis.
The key to rehabilitating those people with hearing loss is amplification. In order for the brain to register sound where it could not before, amplification is used to pick up and identify sounds for the previously non-hearing.
As people get older, maintaining balance becomes more important and more difficult. Older adults are more prone to injury when they fall, and safeguarding against accidents is key.
We are currently facing a hearing loss crisis mainly within senior citizen population. About 13 percent of the population has a problem with hearing, but almost half of that demographic receives little to no help for it.
As people age, a gradual but steady loss of hearing ability is commonplace. Experts believe that about 20% of the population aged 45 and older suffer from some kind of hearing loss.