Hearing aid

I Can’t Believe What I’m Hearing: New Guidelines For Older Ears

Posted on 08/20/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt just seems like common sense: Screening older adults for hearing loss is a cheap, effective, harmless way to determine if their hearing ability has worsened and might be helped with a hearing aid. And yet the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force won’t recommend routine hearing exams for those 50 and older. They won’t even commit to recommending that doctors ask about any hearing problems in older adults. Does this make sense? The task force is a panel of medical …

Say What? Hearing Loss Hits Those in Their 50s

Posted on 02/20/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMillions of Americans age 50 and older have significant hearing loss, but only one in seven wears a hearing aid, says a new in-depth survey by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. And if you think hearing loss is just a problem among the most senior adults, think again: The 50-somethings in this country are in denial over their worsening hearing. There are 4.5 million adults ages 50 to 59 experiencing hearing problems, but only a measly 4.3 percent are using …