Hearing Loss Resources in Las Vegas
It’s estimated that there are over 40,000 individuals in Nevada aged 18-64 with some difficulty hearing. That’s an estimated 2.4% of the population. By the age of 65 and above, there are an estimated 14.7% of individuals with difficulty hearing.
How Hearing Loss Impact Your Life
Hearing loss can impact many areas of your life. Treating a hearing loss can positively improve your quality of life. The consequences of untreated hearing loss include:
- Greater risk of cognitive decline
- Greater risk of having an accident
- Social isolation
- Difficulty communicating
The consequences of untreated hearing loss in infants and children can include:
- Delayed language acquisition
- Communication difficulties
- Difficulties learning
- Delayed speech development
- Implications to social / emotional development.
Las Vegas Resources for Hearing Loss
If you or a loved one are deaf or hard of hearing, you may benefit from these Las Vegas resources for hearing loss:
Deaf Centers of Nevada (DCN) – Deaf Centers of Nevada (DCN) acts as a bridge between the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Speech Impaired and the greater state of Nevada. They serve over 2,000 individuals with their services and advocacy programs. They provide services statewide focusing on the social, economic, educational, and employment needs of the community.
Nevada Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NVRID) – NVRID is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). It is the mission of Nevada Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to provide local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the professions of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.
Southern Nevada Centers for Independent Living (SNCIL) – SNCIL is committed to “Removing Barriers Preventing Independent Living” by providing services designed to empower people with disabilities.
No Limits for Deaf Children – The No Limits Educational Center in Las Vegas is a comprehensive after-school program that serves children with hearing loss from all economic backgrounds in the greater Las Vegas area.
Nevada Hands & Voices (NVHV) – NVHV is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them.
Consult the Hearing Specialists at Anderson Audiology!
At Anderson Audiology, we are here to help you with your hearing needs. Schedule an appointment today with one of our hearing professionals at one of our five convenient audiology clinic locations in southern Nevada.