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The Truth About Hearing Loss

The Truth About Hearing Loss

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This infographic starts off sparse on the information but flows into an unexpected amount of information about hearing loss.

After the Ear

Get it, instead of “after the jump?”  After the big ear graphic, we learn the following:

  • 1 in 10 adults suffer with mild tinnitus, while 1 in 100 notice a big impact on their life.
  • 4 million people in the the UK suffer with undiagnosed hearing loss.
  • Past the age of 40, more men than women will develop hearing loss.
  • 2 million people in the UK currently ear a hearing aid.

The Warning Signs

  • A TV that’s turned up way loud
  • Struggling to follow conversations
  • Becoming withdrawn or isolated
  • Difficulty hearing in background sound
  • Upset when confronted about hearing problems
  • Turn head so ear faces the sound while listening

Stigmas

  • It only happens to old people.  It can happen to anyone, any time.
  • Hearing aids are unsightly.  Modern hearing aids are stylish and almost invisible.
  • Nothing can be done to help.  Deterioration can be prevented.

Tests

Your hearing helps keep you safe – whether it helps you hear a smoke alarm or oncoming traffic.  When you can’t hear, it’s harder to interact with your family, and you miss out on pertinent information.

Professional tests are free, online tests paint a false picture, and it’s best to consult a trained audiologist when it comes to your hearing.

Scorecard

Design:  B+

Striking, visually, and nice use of red and white.

Information:  B-

It would have been nice if they had specified whether the information about testing is true for just the UK (the part about professional tests being free) or in other countries as well.

Source:  Amplifon presents The Sound of Silence by Amplifon

Hearing Loss Statistics Infographic | Hearing Loss Facts

Hearing Loss Statistics Infographic | Hearing Loss Facts

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Here we have a graphic that brilliantly displays the effects of hearing loss and how to cope with it. The graphic points out that the four main ways people lose their ears are through listening to loud music, spending too much time in an industrial work place with power drills and the like, being exposed to the sounds of a racetrack, and being exposed to the sounds of guns firing for long periods of time. So, how do you know if your ears are being damaged? Well, if someone is standing three feet away from you, but you cannot hear the words coming out of their mouth, then odds are that you are probably in a situation where the noise level is dangerous.

And if you are in a situation like this, you should probably extricate yourself immediately because, as the graphic reveals, once your inner ear hair cells are gone, they don’t come back. We have 15,000 hair cells, but they can deteriorate rapidly if people consistently place themselves in situations where hazardous noise is present. Over 50 million Americans suffer from a disease called Tinnitus, which is a non-stop ringing in the ears that results from prolonged exposure to loud sounds.

The right bar of the graphic discusses how to protect your ears. Earplugs and earmuffs are the most common solutions. Let’s get to the grading segment now.

Design: A

This graphic is a feast for the eyes. Great use of colors and an interesting artistic choice to put an ear in the center of the graphic and have the facts about decimal levels spring from that centerpiece.

Content: A

Useful Hearing Loss facts abound.  The content is also well-organized and flows well while providing many statistics about Hearing Loss.

Infographic Design by Big Oak for The Ear Plug Superstore & Audilio.com

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