by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
A study by the Better Hearing Institute reveals the shocking fact that working Americans who ignore their hearing losses are losing more than $100 billion in lost earnings each year.
The average income lost ranges from $1,000 per year for those with uncorrected mild hearing losses to a whopping $12,000 annually for those with uncorrected profound hearing losses.
The good news is that on the average, this income loss can be cut in half by simply getting and wearing hearing aids.
Some more good news. Getting and wearing hearing aids as soon as you realize you are losing some of your hearing helps reduce your chances of losing more income in the future.
This should be a powerful incentive for the 3 out of 4 Americans that do not bother to wear hearing aids to help correct their hearing losses. Forget about vanity. Wearing hearing aids may be necessary for your very economic survival! This is one thing you can do to help yourself–so do it now–or don’t complain how hearing loss is holding you back from getting the promotions you think you deserve.