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Hearing loss may double in the U.S. by 2060, study warns

Thursday, March 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"As the U.S. population ages, millions more will face the prospect of losing their hearing, researchers report.

"Among American adults 20 and older, hearing loss is expected to increase from 44 million in 2020 (15 percent of adults) to 73.5 million by 2060 (23 percent of adults).

"The increase will be greatest among older adults, according to the researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore. In 2020, 55 percent of all adults with hearing loss will be 70 or older. In 2060, that rate will jump to 67 percent..."

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