While untreated hearing loss first and foremost affects quality of life, if you’re an employer, it can hurt your bottom line too.
Check out the statistics below from a Better Hearing Institute study:
- Yearly aggregate loss in income due to underemployment resulting from untreated hearing loss: ~$176 billion
- Hearing assistive help shown to reduce risk of income loss by 90-100% for those with milder hearing loss, and 65-77% for moderate to severe hearing loss
- With hearing assistance individuals exhibit improved job performance, increased earning potential, enhanced communication skills, improved professional and interpersonal relationships and less depression