12% of Americans have a significant hearing loss. 14% of people from 46 to 64 have some type of hearing loss.
These numbers are staggering, but the real significant number is that 15 million people that could be helped with hearing aids do not seek help. Most people that need a hearing aid wait 7 years before seeking help. If you suspect you have hearing loss or know someone that might, get them tested. There are new technologies that can ease the process of improving hearing.