Hearing loss affects almost half of U.S. adults over the age of 75. However, hearing loss often goes untreated. On average, hearing aid users wait more than a decade after being diagnosed with hearing loss to start wearing hearing aids.
While seeking treatment for any medical issue can be daunting, it’s important to stay on top of your auditory health. Unaddressed hearing loss can lead to social isolation and depression and can even increase one’s risk of developing dementia.
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) accounts for the majority of hearing loss diagnoses. Read on to learn more about this specific type of hearing loss, its causes and symptoms, how to treat it and more.