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Good hearing essential to physical and emotional well-being

By: Charlotte S. Yeh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services, Inc., Guest Contributor For many years, it was clear that my father was becoming hard of hearing. Normally gregarious and the life of the party, he became increasingly withdrawn because he couldn’t hear well enough to partake in conversations around the table. He began to walk with a shuffling gait. He was declining in front of my eyes. And yet, when we communicated by…

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