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Hearing and, Most Importantly, Understanding

6 days ago   |   By Discovery's Edge

What? Can you say that again? Sorry, I didn't hear you.
These common phrases are linked to a common problem: hearing impairment.
About 28 million, or 14%, of Americans ages 20 to 69 reported hearing impairment in a nationwide survey. Among those older than 75, statistics suggest about half report disabling hearing loss. To compound the problem, the world is now masked to help stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Without the ability to lip-read, and with the muffling of speech that comes from talking through a mask, hearing impairment can be a bigger problem than...
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