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The Basics

One out of three (1 in 3) Americans age 65-74 has a hearing problem and half of adults over 75 have one. If you are over 65 years old, it is important to get your hearing checked. Start by seeing a doctor. Ask about a hearing test. Your doctor may refer you to a hearing specialist.

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. Many people lose their hearing slowly as they age.

Hearing Problems are Serious
Hearing loss can be frustrating and even dangerous. At the doctor’s office, you may not understand the doctor’s words. You may have trouble hearing doorbells and alarms.

Start Today: Small Steps

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