Hearing loss affects about a third of older adults and can add greatly to the emotional and practical difficulties of family caregiving. Caregivers get frustrated repeating themselves and those with hearing loss often feel disconnected and confused. Luckily, understanding hearing loss and the simple ways to address it can go a long way toward making day-to-day life easier for everyone involved.
Symptoms of hearing loss to watch for in older adults, and hearing tests that can can help pinpoint the causes of hearing loss.
Hearing loss is part of growing older, but many Americans are in denial about it. Here, learn six early signals that your hearing may need a check.
If you have trouble hearing clearly, you're not alone: Find out why hearing loss is so common and what the Hearing Health Foundation is doing to help.
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