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World Hearing Day highlights rise of hearing loss

Today, March 3, is World Hearing Day: Did you know that hearing loss is on the rise around the world? According to the World Health Organization, more than 466 million people live with disabling hearing loss and by 2050 nearly one in 10 people are predicted to have hearing loss. That’s not only because we are living longer but also because many of us will experience hearing loss at a younger age than our parents or grandparents.

Under the theme “hear the future …and prepare for it,” this World Hearing Day is all about highlighting how important it is to catch hearing loss early and slow its advance.  If you often ask people to repeat themselves, tend to raise the volume of the radio or television, regularly miss parts of conversations, have a ringing sensation in the ear (tinnitus), or if people tell you that you speak loudly, you could have hearing loss..

So what can you do? Avoiding noisy environments and testing your hearing regularly are among the most important ways to prevent your hearing from deteriorating quickly. You only need a few minutes to take the free Signia online hearing test here: www.signia-hearing.com/hearing-test

This gives you a first indication whether hearing aids might help to improve your hearing. If you have hearing loss, hearing aids also reduce the risk of cognitive decline or becoming dependent on others. So it’s important to catch the symptoms early and act. You can find a hearing care professional in your area with our convenient store locator: www.signia-hearing.com/store-locator

He or she will then follow up on any questions or concerns you might have and help you find the ideal hearing solution for you. With Signia, you can choose from a wide range of options that give you back the sound that nature intended: from tiny, discreet in-the-ear hearing aids to powerful and elegant hearing aids that sit behind your ear and can stream phone calls, music and TV audio directly into your ears.