Overall, 16% of older adults declared that their hearing ability was fair or poor. These adults were also less likely to have had their hearing tested within the past two years despite being more likely to experience hearing issues. Despite many studies that show about 50% of elderly people have some degree of hearing loss, only 6% of older adults reported currently using a hearing aid device. Researchers believe that the cost of testing and devices prevent older adults from accessing these services and technology. Although a majority of older adults hadn’t been screened or tested for hearing loss in recent years, 62% expressed that taking an audio exam every two years is somewhat or very important.
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