Audiology is an essential branch of medical science that studies the sense of hearing. Though audiology is often overlooked, it impacts the physical, emotional and mental health of countless Americans young and old each day. If you’re concerned that you may be one of the estimated 36 million adults suffering from hearing loss in the U.S., schedule a hearing evaluation with the expert audiologists at PDX ENT & Audiology Group right away. Discover some important facts and figures about hearing loss and its effects on your health by taking a look at the sections below.