Hearing loss is a real public health issue and is actually the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease.In fact, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, around 20 percent of Americans (48 million) report some degree of hearing loss. At age 65, the numbers get worse – one out of three has hearing loss.It’s not limited to older people though, it can affect people of all ages and for most, it is a gradual deterioration that happens over time. This means we often don’t notice that our hearing is declining until it’s already severe or permanent.If you suspect that you have some form of hearing loss, for example, you’re starting to misunderstand everyday speech or you need to turn up the volume on your TV just to hear the dialogue, it may be time to visit an audiologist.However, for a quick and easy assessment, here’s an online test you can try that will give you useful information about your state of hearing.
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