An estimated 15-17 percent of the population has hearing loss. Many don’t wear hearing aids for fear of a stigma. Some gradually acquire hearing loss over time and don’t receive complete diagnoses until later in life.
By: Susan Diegelman, Director of Public Affairs, AT&T
For people with disabilities, it is rare that there is a single solution that meets everyone’s accessibility needs. Different circumstances and environments often require different solutions and this is certainly true for people who are hard of hearing or experiencing hearing loss. Hearing aids have become smaller, more comfortable and more powerful in recent years. They can make it possible to undertake activities that were previously more challenging – but they also have their limitations.