MONDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) — Hearing loss affects
about one-fifth of Americans aged 12 and older, a far higher number than previously believed, researchers report.
people) had hearing loss in at least one ear.
It’s not clear why women and blacks are less likely to experience hearing loss, study leader Dr. Frank Lin said in a university news release.
Lin said the findings of this study, published Nov. 14 in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, will help research into hearing loss and its potential consequences such as cognitive decline, dementia and poor physical functioning.