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Say what? Two-thirds of seniors have hearing loss

Nearly two-thirds of Americans over 70 have some degree of hearing loss, according to the first national estimates published Sunday. Full story

1 in 9 people aged 45-54 is hearing impaired

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new survey of mostly middle-aged adults reveals that among people aged 45 to 54, one in nine shows signs of hearing impairment. Full story

Hearing problems linked to increased dementia risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - People who are hard of hearing have increased odds of developing dementia as they age, fueling hopes that wider use of hearing aids might stem the rise of dementia, according to a U.S. study. Full story

Some child hearing loss tied to virus in pregnancy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hearing loss in a child may have links to a virus that Mom got while she was pregnant, according to a new study. Full story

What? Evidence on iPod-Related Hearing Loss Challenged

New studies are challenging the link between personal MP3 players and hearing loss among adolescents. Full story

New York City noise may be deafening

The crowds and chaos of Manhattan often give visitors a thrill. It turns out they may also be putting New Yorkers at risk of hearing loss. Full story

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  Is hearing loss taking a toll on your family?

Family psychologist Dale Atkins discusses how hearing loss can make communicating a challenge for loved ones of all generations.