Age-Related Hearing Loss

  • Almost one-third of adults over the age of 65 experience disabling hearing loss. It begins at an earlier age but it may not be noticeable at first.

  • You might find that you have to increase the volume on the TV or radio, have trouble hearing over the phone, difficulty understanding a conversation in a noisy place such as a restaurant and often asking for repetitions.

  • Age-related hearing loss is known as presbycusis and can be linked to a family-history.

  • If you think you may have a hearing loss, you should contact an audiologist to have your hearing tested.

  • Hearing loss can lead to other problems such as depression, isolation and anxiety. Adults over the age of 60 have a 36% risk of Dementia associated with hearing loss.

  • Actively using hearing aids can reduce the risk of cognitive decline associated with hearing loss.

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