Joseph J. Sarofeen, HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist - MA Lic. #222

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* Men are more likely to experience hearing loss than women. * Approximately 17 percent (36 million) of American adults report some degree of hearing loss. * There is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss: 18 percent of American adults 45-64 years old, 30 percent of adults 65-74 years old, and 47 percent of adults 75 years old or older have a hearing loss. * About 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing. Nine out of every 10 children who are born deaf are born to parents who can hear. * The NIDCD estimates that approximately 15 percent (26 million) of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have high frequency hearing loss due to exposure to loud sounds or noise at work or in leisure activities. * Only 1 out of 5 people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears one. * Three out of 4 children experience ear infection (otitis media) by the time they are 3 years old. * One out of every 100,000 individuals per year develops an acoustic neurinoma (vestibular schwannoma).