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Hearing Health Blog

More than 17 percent of the U.S. adult population (36 million people) has hearing loss, including an estimated 30 percent of the U.S. population over 65 years of age. Risk for hearing impairment is most strongly associated with males of lower education with an industrial or military background and leisure-time noise exposure. Given the known associations with hearing loss— cognitive

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Hearing loss is a chronic condition that affects nearly two-thirds of adults aged 70 or older in the United States, and it has been independently associated with cognitive impairment and poor physical functioning in an array of research journals. Data on hospitalization rates among those with hearing loss, however, is sparse, and better data might offer some insight into the

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We know that genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors help determine an individual’s susceptibility to hearing loss in later age, but those factors may also play a role in the development of presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss. Cigarette smoking is a well-known risk factor for other chronic diseases, and it’s a lifestyle choice that may — through a combination of chemical effects

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