Hearing loss affects one in five Americans, study finds

One in five Americans has hearing loss.

Yes, you heard that right.

A study published Monday in Archives of Internal Medicine found that 20% of Americans over the age of 12 experience hearing loss in at least one ear. That figure surprised study leader Dr Frank R Lin, an assistant professor of otolaryngology and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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