The cost of untreated hearing loss
Hearing aids may be expensive, but the cost of hearing loss is higher according to multiple studies. In fact, according to one article, over a lifetime hearing loss can cost an individual with severe to profound hearing loss $297,000.¹
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The Better Hearing Institute published a different study that found that families lost on average $12,000 in income² per year due to untreated hearing loss.
At HearingLife we understand that the initial hearing aid costs, especially higher-tiered models, can be steep, but hearing well is a valuable asset that impacts your life in ways that can't necessarily be measured in dollars and cents. Consider what it means to hearing well in these situations:
- When speaking with doctors and healthcare providers.
- In educational settings, whether schools, seminars, information sessions, etc.
- When traveling - hearing directions, information on loudspeakers, instructions, etc.
The most important "cost" could be in miscommunication with family, friends and others when you miss parts of the conversation.