Hearing Loop and Hearing System Specialists in Tampa Bay Florida

Complete Hearing Solutions is a Hearing Loop system installation and distribution company.  We provide the complete design and installation of Loop Systems in any commercial venue.  We also serve as a distributor for the manufacturers of the Loop equipment we use which allows us to consult with and provide equipment and installation design and engineering to sound contractors, A/V contractors, Loop installers, and architectural firms.

This website serves to provide information about Hearing Loops, the benefits of Hearing Loops, and the importance of Hearing Loop installations throughout the State of Florida and the whole of the US.  If you are interested in additional information regarding Hearing Loops or would like to communicate directly with us regarding Loop related questions, please go to the Contact Us page.

Hearing Loops, although a tried and true technology, are relatively new to the US. Over the past few years, the popularity and prevelance of Hearing Loops has begun to dramatically increase. It mostly started in Michigan with the efforts of Dr. Myers of Hope College and spread to nearby Wisconsin. From there Illinois, New York, California, New Mexico, and Arizona began to show great progress and slowly but surely the rest of the country has come on board with the idea of installing Hearing Loops, including our efforts here in Florida. Hearing Loops can now be found in houses of worship, auditoriums, conference rooms, theaters, pharmacies, banks, professional sport ball parks and many more places.

Most don’t realize how common hearing loss is among Americans. The numbers are staggering to say the least. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that there are around 11.8 million Americans using wheel chairs, walkers, canes, and crutches however there are around 36 million Americans with hearing loss. This means that hearing loss is 3 times more common than ambulatory disabilities!

Despite these lopsided figures, there are very few public accommodations such as Hearing Loops, to assist those who have Hearing Loss compared the the number available for individuals who are physically disabled. This can be partly credited to the fact the hearing loss is not something you immediately know a person has by looking at him or her.  Hearing loss has acquired the nickname of the “Invisible Disability.” Many people don’t realize how difficult it can be to have a hearing loss and go through their everyday lives without assistance other than the hearing aids they may wear. Hearing loss can be debilitating and can severely affect a person’s ability to do things others take for granted. Going to the movies, watching TV, talking on the phone, eating out at a restaurant, and talking to the cashier at the grocery store are just a few of the activities that are very hard or virtually impossible for those who are Hard of  Hearing. What must quality of life be like if the simple and enjoyable things are no longer simple and enjoyable?

Here are some more hearing loss statistics to think about:

• 36 million total Americans with hearing loss**
• 1/3 of all Americans aged 65-75*
• 1/2 of all Americans older than 75*
• 1/6 of all Floridians (nearly 3 million people)***
• 12 out of every 1,000 people are under the age of 18****
• Hearing loss is the third most prevalent but treatable disabling condition behind arthritis and hypertension amongst seniors**
• While the vast majority of Americans (95%) with hearing loss could be successfully treated with hearing aids, only 22% (6.35 million individuals) currently use them. Only 5% of hearing loss in adults can be improved through medical or surgical treatment**
• 1/2 of all Baby Boomers are expected to have hearing loss (approx. 76 million Baby Boomers)*****
• 40 million by 2025 and 53 million by 2050*****

*According to the National Institute of Health
**According to Hearing Loss Association of America
***According to the Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
****According to National Center for Health Statistics
*****According to the Ear Foundation
*****According to MarkeTrak VIII survey

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