Most older adults haven’t gotten checked for hearing loss, with women less likely than men to be screened or tested

National poll spotlights opportunity for primary care providers and hearing care specialists to work together to spot and treat hearing loss

Eighty percent of Americans over 50 say their primary care doctor hasn’t asked about their hearing in the past two years, and nearly as many – 77% — haven’t had their hearing checked by a professional in that same time, according to a new national poll report.

That’s despite a growing body of evidence about the importance of hearing to other aspects of life, from dementia and risk of falls to the ability to stay connected to friends and family.

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