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Kids say the darnedest things

The two most common types of hearing loss are noise-induced and age-related. Noise-induced hearing loss has an acronym (NIHL) but not a scientific name. Age-related hearing loss has a scientific name but not an acronym. (Bet that kid didn’t know that!)

The scientific name for age-related hearing loss is Presbycusis. How common is Presbycusis? Very.

  • 1 in 3 people over 60 have hearing loss
  • 2 of 3 people over 70 have hearing loss
  • 4 of 5 people over 85 have hearing loss

If you have hearing loss, we can help. Call 1-888-908-1845 to talk to one of our hearing care coordinators, or click here to find a hearing professional near you.

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