The month of December is always an interesting time in our practice. You wouldn’t think it would be possible to have a rush on hearing aids, but we often do in December. As a young professional I remember thinking this was odd, until I realized the cause … the grandchildren.
startling finding that, worldwide, 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk for hearing loss. This is because, among 12-35 year olds, nearly 50% are exposed to unsafe levels of sound from personal audio devices, including smart phones, and nearly 40% are exposed to unsafe levels of sound from social venues including bars and sporting events.