The statistics on hearing loss in America are pretty grim. Itâ€™s the #3 health issue for older adults, after arthritis and heart disease. It can lead to depression and mental decline, and it has major implications for quality of life.
Fortunately, humans are rational creatures who do sensible things to improve their circumstances, right?
Not so fast. Only 20% of people with hearing loss who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wear one. And typically, those folks have waited 7 to 10 years after their initial diagnosis to get fitted with hearing aids.
What the heck is going on?