HEARING LOSS IN AMERICA: Families Of Children Dealing With Serious Issues

Last Update: September 25, 2020

Greetings to all,

During my time here at WA, (About 4 years) I've been reading many blogs from others, but never has taken advantage of my own blog space. I've written some in the past, but not as many as I feel I should. To be quite honest, I didn't do much when I first joined Wealthy Affiliate back in June, 2016. My wife of 37 years died just 11 months earlier of heart disease.

This was one of the major reasons I couldn't 'muster up' the energy to plunge right in and get a good start. (I guess any 'start up business' just wasn't on my mind at the time)! No concentration. Eventually, ever now-and-then, I started posting some blogs. But before I just read what others were writing about. (A lot of great witers here with some interesting & educational blogs displayed).

I also notice that at least, 87% of blogs wrtitten here are all 'business related.' Hardly anyone ventures 'outside the box' and blog about non-business related stuff! I decided to change the subject up a bit, to write about something I feel that is not touched on enough in our society (...And not to mention the fact that this is my blog space, and I can write about anything I damn well please)!LOL!

But in all seriousness, one of my niches (I have four), is based on this topic of hearing disabilities or/and complete hearing loss regarding chidren and adults. This is a problem around the globe. I created a niche on this subject about two years ago.

As my blog titled say "Hearing Loss & Children In America." This is a problem in many families; bigger than what most people think. This is me & late wife at my graduation reception in 2000 at Macolm X College.

In early May 2000, after completing my Associates degree in Mortuary Science, we were the first graduating class of that year.

Although we sudied aspects of the funeral business, we also took up other classes regarding hearing disabilities and health of children and adults. Human behavior around the globe, and the study of child sickness, symtoms, solutions and family guidance were the selected courses..

If a family isn't experiencing this issue within their own family, it seem they always know someone going through it already, a friend and their kids, co-workers, other associates, etc;

Reserch has shown that about every 2 to3 out of every 1,000 children in the USA are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears. More than 90 percent of deaf children are born to hearing parents.

Approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over have reported some trouble hearing. These numbers are real. I'll be posting more blogs on this subject. Gotta go!

Stay Safe!

Ron Kennedy



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JeffreyBrown Premium
Great topic, Ron!

Jeff
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rjkennedy Premium
Thanks Jeff. More to come.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Looking forward to it!

Jeff
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YvonneBray Premium
A fantastic topic Ron. Well done!
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rjkennedy Premium
Thank you my friend
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Miriammendo1 Premium
Great subject my great grandfather was hard of hearing we had to raise our voices quite a bit so he could hear us. We got him a hearing aid which he did not like back in those days technology was not what it is today. he had this big bulky thing wrapped around his ear. One day he just took it off and tossed it said it was bothering him too much. He has since passed. I have sister in law also with the same problem who was born like that. You would think it was hereditary but her parent both never had any problem hearing. Great that you decided to come back and write about this subject. Sorry for your loss, but glad you made it back to WA.
Best wishes to you.
Miriam
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rjkennedy Premium
Thank you mariammendo1, for sharing your story. I guess your great grandpa showed his disapproval to the family regarding his bulky hearing aid. lol. I agree technology today has come a long way since then.
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Debbi26 Premium
Not surprising and the statistics will just get worse. I OFTEN have to put the windows up in my car when I'm next to someone at a light. The music is SO loud -- AND it's certainly NOT my type of music! If their music is vibrating my car, then I can not even imagine what it's doing to their ear drums!!!!

~Debbi
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rjkennedy Premium
Yes Debbie. That loud music can definitely give your eardrums a good beating! That other car must've been 'blowing the roof off.' Thanks for commenting
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Debbi26 Premium
......and it happens so often too! 😕
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rjkennedy Premium
Yes I can imagine Debbi. I don't know what city you're from, but just ride through the hood on the westside of Chicago!
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Debbi26 Premium
🤣🤣🤣
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