New Program aimed to help Seniors with Hearing Loss

Posted on February 18, 2010. Filed under: hearing health | Tags: , , , , , |

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The AARP Hearing Care program, provided by HearUSA will eventually be available nationwide for retirement living seniors. One in 10 Americans experience hearing loss, but the National Institute of Health suggests that approximately one in five adults between the ages of 45 and 64 are hard of hearing, and the percentage of the population that is hearing impaired will only increase with age. Though hearing loss or slight deafness is very common, many Americans might not seek out a solution to the problem because of the expense of hearing aids. However, this new initiative will make affordable hearing aids available to patients over the age of 50.

“The program features more affordable state-of-the-art digital hearing aids that are also smaller, smarter and more comfortable than ever before,” said Stephen Hansbrough, CEO and chairman of HearUSA.

The program will be beneficial to many individuals, as 95 percent of all cases of hearing loss can be improved with a hearing aid. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, it is recommended that adults have their hearing screened at least once every ten years until the age of 50, at which time they should be evaluated once every three years. Be sure to visit your local hearing aid center to get your hearing screened.

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