Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists
Mitchell R Gore, MD/PhD
Otolaryngology; Sinusitis; Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Specializing in treating adults and children for diseases of the ear including:
- Hearing Loss
- Ear infections
- Acoustic Neuromas and other skull based tumors
- Cochlear Implants
- Balance Disorders
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Eustachian tube dysfunction
- Skull Base tumors
- Facial nerve disorders
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD):
- Men are more likely to experience hearing loss than women.
- Roughly 25 million Americans have experienced tinnitus or ringing in the ear. Of adults ages 65 and older in the United States, 12.3 percent of men and nearly 14 percent of women are affected.
- Approximately 17 percent (36 million) of American adults report some degree of hearing loss.
- There is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss: 18 percent of American adults 45-64 years old, 30 percent of adults 65-74 years old, and 47 percent of adults 75 years old or older have a hearing loss.
- The NIDCD estimates that approximately 15 percent (26 million) of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have high frequency hearing loss due to exposure to loud sounds or noise at work or in leisure activities.
Hearing issues or hearing loss impacting children:
- United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing. Nine out of every 10 children who are born deaf are born to parents who can hear.
- Three out of 4 children experience ear infection (otitis media) by the time they are 3 years old.
- Only 1 out of 5 people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears one.
- Approximately 188,000 people worldwide have received cochlear implants. In the United States, roughly 41,500 adults and 25,500 children have received them.
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