Hearing Loss and Baby Boomers

Hearing Loss and Baby Boomers

It’s a fact! We baby boomers are getting to retirement age, and many of us are experience hearing loss! In fact, some studies show that a far greater percentage of us are experiencing it than any previous generation. Given the years of noise exposure, concerts, Walkmen, iPods, etc., I guess that’s not too surprising.

It appears that we’re also not doing a very good job of dealing with our hearing loss. That’s not new behavior, and I’m hoping that our generation is the one to change it.

August 2012 – Task Force Fails to Recommend Hearing Loss Screening for Older Adults

July 2007 – New Advances in Digital Hearing Aids Can Help Baby Boomers Take Matters into Their Own Hands

July 2007 – To Purchase a Hearing Aid or Not?

June 2007 – Sonic Boomers: Will Boomers Buy Sleek, HiTech Aids?

March 2007 – Hearing loss a blessing and a curse for boomer

October 2006 – Here’s a great synopsis of baby boomers’ hearing loss, how it’s affecting their lives, and what they’re (not) doing about it.

October 2006 – What to Expect from a Complete Hearing Test