Hearing impairment

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 …