Why Don’t People Treat Their Hearing Loss?

August 21, 2017

By Dr. Jill Copley, Board Certified Doctor of Audiology and Owner of Total Hearing Care

Hearing loss is one of the top health conditions in the world. Some hearing loss is caused by a medical condition, such as an ear infection, and can be treated by a physician through medication or surgery. However, a majority of adult hearing loss is due to damage of the nerve cells (sensory deficit) in the ear. This loss is most successfully treated with hearing instruments. Nevertheless, many people don’t treat their hearing loss. Here are a few reasons why, along with some solutions:

Cost: This is probably the most common reason people elect not to get hearing instruments.

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