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World Hearing Day recognized

The global health community recognized World Hearing Day earlier this month, and the Audiology Offices wanted to take that opportunity to raise awareness about the steps people should take to prevent hearing loss, as well as to promote overall ear and hearing care.

The theme for this year’s observance is “Hearing Care for All,” according to the company, which has offices in Gloucester, Kilmarnock and Warsaw.

In the United States, hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition, Audiology Offices stated, citing statistics from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Hearing Loss Association of America.The number of adults aged 20 years or older with hearing loss is projected to increase from 44.1 million in 2020 (15 percent of adults aged 20 and older) to 73.5 million by 2060 (23 percent of adults 20 and older), making it a growing public health concern.

Left untreated, hearing loss can negatively affect physical and mental health, career succes...

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