Hearing Loss Incidence
Facts about deafness include:
- More than 28 million people in the US have hearing loss.
- Most cases of hearing loss are due to aging.
- More than a third of all people over the age of 65 have hearing loss.
- Men are affected by hearing loss more than women.
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