Hearing loss is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. The most common cause of impaired hearing is aging, but hearing loss may be caused by many things, including excessive noise, drugs and heredity.
- Statistics show that one third of adults over age 60 have hearing loss. By age 75, that number increases to about half.
- The most common cause of hearing loss in children is infections of the middle ear (otitis media).
- Many diseases and disorders can cause or contribute to hearing impairment.
People may not realize they are experiencing hearing loss, or may accept their inability to hear clearly as just a part of growing older. Perhaps that is why only about one in five people that could benefit from wearing a hearing aid do so.
The well-trained and experienced team of Springfield Clinic's Audiology Department wants to ensure that you hear to the absolute best of your ability. They believe hearing is essential to quality of life and make certain that you are carefully evaluated and treated to reach your optimal level of hearing. They offer the latest in hearing technology to deliver improved hearing for patients, as well as hearing aid repair and hearing aid testing.