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Many people suffer from hearing loss...

In fact, the latest available statistics show that over 10% of the U.S. population reports difficulty hearing! That’s more than 31 million people! And as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, that number promises to increase dramatically!
Are you one of those millions of people who does not hear as well as they once did? If so, you are certainly not alone. Consider these statistics reported by Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Better Hearing Institute :

  • 3 in 10 people over age 60 have hearing loss;
  • 1 in 6 baby boomers (ages 41-59), or 14.6%, have a hearing problem;
  • 1 in 14 Generation Xers (ages 29-40), or 7.4%, already have hearing loss;
  • At least 1.4 million children (18 or younger) have hearing problems;
  • It is estimated that 3 in 1,000 infants are born with serious to profound hearing loss.

In addition, studies have linked untreated hearing loss to emotional, physical, mental, psychological and even economic disadvantages! And, to make matters even worse, there are many “myths” about hearing loss that prevent those with hearing loss from doing anything about it.

Causes of Hearing Loss

One of the most common “myths” about hearing loss is that only “old people” suffer from it! In fact, the reverse is true! The majority (65%) of people with hearing loss are younger than 65 and six million people in the U.S. between 18 and 44 suffer from hearing loss (Better Hearing Institute website).

The truth is that there are several causes of hearing loss with “exposure to noise” ranking high among the reasons. The primary causes of hearing loss are:

  • Exposure to noise
  • Family history of hearing loss
  • Medicine
  • Aging process
  • Disease
  • Head trauma

Types of Hearing Loss

Not all hearing loss can be corrected through the use of hearing aids or alternative listening devices. The type of hearing loss determines the specific treatment required.

There are four types of hearing loss:

  • Conductive: This could be caused by something as simple as earwax buildup!
  • Sensorineural: This is caused when tiny hairs in the cochlea are missing or damaged.
  • Mixed: This is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
  • Central: Strokes and central nerve diseases are often the cause of this type of hearing loss.

Are You Experiencing Hearing Loss?

Smoky Mountain Hearing Specialists offers a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing healthcare professional services, including hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aids sales and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. We have two conveniently located offices in Morristown and Cleveland, Tennessee. Smoky Mountatin Hearing Specialists offers a FREE evaluation on a limited basis. Call us at least a week in advance to schedule your appointment.

Call our Morristown location at 423-200-3612, or Cleveland at 423-464-7947. You can also fill out our contact form.

Smoky Mountain Hearing Specialists has worked with clients from Morristown, Russelville, White Pine, Talbott, Bean Station, Mooresburg, Whitesburg, Newport, Mohawk, Rutledge, Jefferson City, Bybee, Bulls Gap, Dandridge, Thorn Hill, Midway, Cleveland, Charleston, Georgetown, Mc Donald, Calhoun, and Ooltewah. We look forward to helping you, too!

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I built the building for Smoky Mountain Hearing Center and had met Brett a few times during the process. Shortly after my wife encouraged me (many times!) to go have a hearing test to see if hearing aids would help me. I did so and found the staff to not only be extremely knowledgeable but also very helpful and goes above and beyond to give superior service. Because of my awesome experience I have told as many people as I can they also need to visit the folks at Smoky Mountain Hearing. Brett is simply just a good guy.

Gary Epps