Age-related hearing loss now affects about one in three U.S. adults between the ages of 65 and 74, and nearly half of those older than 75, MarketWatch reports. The figures come from the National Institutes of Health.
And few adults get hearing screenings. A 2014 survey found that only 23 percent of adults over 20 reported receiving a hearing screening during a physical exam during the past year.
It's a serious problem, because hearing loss has been linked to increased risk of dementia, falls, and depression.
The Better Hearing Institute has also found that hearing loss reduces household income; but hearing aids can help mitigate the loss significantly.
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