I live with a significant hearing loss. I am grateful that with the help of hearing aids I am able to enjoy the sounds of the mountain and forest and hear the people around me. I read this article with interest. ~Fr. Dan
I was intrigued by this part of the longer post:
Hearing loss is being recognized as a national health issue
In June, a series of recommendations on hearing loss announced by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine seemed to be proof that hearing is loss is finally getting its due as a national health issue.
If followed, these 12 recommendations — combined with those made the previous autumn by a presidential commission on science and technology — could result in a revolution in hearing health care. They would provide changes that would open the market to a wider range of hearing technology and devices, making it easier for consumers to “find and fully use the appropriate, affordable, and high-quality services, technologies, and support they need.”
Read the entire AARP post here: Hearing Loss, Hearing Aid and More Health Advances From 2016 – AARP
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