Special Health Reports
Coping with Hearing Loss
Dear Reader, Many people are concerned about their hearing, and rightly so. Hearing connects us to other people, and the loss of hearing can lead to isolation and withdrawal from many pleasurable activities. Hearing ability declines with age. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders estimates that age-related hearing loss affects nearly 25% of adults ages 65 to 74 and 50% of people 75 or older.