LISTEN HEAR • LIVE WELL
Access information citing statistics about hearing loss across all ages and industries, and what can be done.
Here’s a comprehensive library of EPIC’s news releases.
These downloadable infographics show the risks and consequences of hearing loss, and what you can do about it.
This white paper examines ways employers can address the serious issue of how untreated hearing loss impacts employee productivity.
“I Spoke Up, and HR Listened”
“When our 8-year-old daughter, Lilly, was diagnosed with hearing loss, our top priority was her treatment. When we learned her hearing aids were about $4,000, we couldn’t believe that our insurance didn’t cover them.
“I went to our benefits/HR team, who appealed to our parent company in London – and they changed our policy! We are so fortunate, but with this kind of expense, it makes you wonder how many children with hearing deficits aren’t getting the hearing aids they need.”
— Jennifer Howard
Employee of United Business Media
i. Shargorodsky, J., Curhan, S. G., Curhan, G. C., & Eavey, R. (2010).
Shargorodsky, J., Curhan, S. G., Curhan, G. C., & Eavey, R. (2010). Change in Prevalence of Hearing Loss in US Adolescents. JAMA, 304.7
ii. Listen Hear! 2013 Employee and Employer Perceptions of Hearing Loss and Hearing Loss Benefits survey.
Listen Hear! 2013 Employee and Employer Perceptions of Hearing Loss and Hearing Loss Benefits survey. Employee survey conducted online by Wakefield Research on behalf of EPIC Hearing Healthcare between November 22 and December 13, 2013, among 1,500 nationally representative full-time employed Americans 18+, including oversamples of sub-audiences of up to 101 Hispanics, 110 African-Americans, 100 Asian-Americans, 169 teachers and 100 law enforcement professionals (all employed full-time). Employer survey conducted online by Source Media on behalf of EPIC Hearing Healthcare in December 2013 among 493 benefits professionals.
iii. National Institutes of Safety and Health. (2014).
National Institutes of Safety and Health. (2014). Occupational Hearing Loss Surveillance. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication, no. 2013-130. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2013-130/pdfs/2013-130_v2.pdf
iv. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Applied Research and Technology.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Applied Research and Technology. (2012, September). Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention. Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Workplace Safety & Heath Topics. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/noise/about.html