Say What? Hearing Loss Hits Those in Their 50s

Millions 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 …

When Should You Talk To Your Doctor About Hearing Loss?

This is a guest post by Annie Lynsen, on loan to AARP from Small Act. Have any of the following happened to you? You’ve found yourself tired or stressed from trying to hear. You believe that everybody mumbles. You find it easier to understand others when you are looking directly at their faces. You frequently ask others to repeat themselves. You increase the television or radio volume to a point that others complain. You have difï¬culty understanding speech in noisy places like cars, restaurants …

The Takeaway: First Black Marines Remembered; Loretta Lynn Hospitalized; New Hope For Hearing Loss

Tomorrow, Congress will vote on whether to award the Congressional Gold Medal to America’s first black Marines, known as the Montford Point Marines. Country superstar Loretta Lynn, 76, has been hospitalized for pneumonia. And ‘hearing loop’ technology installed in public places can help those with hearing aids receive sound more clearly.

Can painkillers increase the risk of hearing loss?

I’ve never heard that one before. But it may be a reality, according to new research just published in the American Journal of Medicine. The LA Times covers these new findings that the use of aspirin, acetaminophen and other analgesics can potentially double the risk of hearing loss: Researchers reported recently in the American Journal of Medicine that use of acetaminophen more than twice a week by such men doubles the risk of hearing loss, use of ibuprofen and related …