“Why Won’t They Get Hearing Aids?”

An April 5, 2012 story by Susan Seliger published by the New York Times relates many interesting facts about why people with hearing loss do not get hearing aids.  The story emphasizes the importance of retaining good hearing to ensure full participation in everyday life.

Ms. Seliger reports that according to Dr. Eric Hagberg, a Youngstown, Ohio audiologist, “The average person has been having trouble hearing for 7 to 10 years before they come in — they say it’s only been a few months, but we’ve found it’s years.”  And she further quotes Dr. Frank Lin, assistant professor of otolaryngology and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University who says, “If you think you have a hearing loss, you probably do.”

Click this link to read the story:  http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/05/why-wont-they-get-hearing-aids/