Hearing loss is often dismissed as an inconsequential part of aging. As a result, many people wait years to seek solutions. On average, it takes a person seven years to get fitted for hearing aids after noticing a hearing loss.  Of the adults aged 20 to 69 who could benefit from wearing hearing aids, fewer than one in four have ever used them. 
If you’re thinking of holding off on hearing aids until your hearing gets worse, you may want to think again. Research shows the longer you wait, the harder it can be to treat hearing loss. Thankfully, today’s technology makes it easier than ever to detect hearing loss and find effective solutions. Timely treatment doesn’t just improve hearing—it can also have tremendous impacts on health, wellness and overall quality of life.