The wind whistling through the trees. A cat purring. A grandchild’s laughter. Our hearing allows you to experience wonderful sounds – as well as sounds that keep you safe, like the cars behind you as you’re on a walk or an alarm buzzing.

However, as we age, many people experience a degree of hearing loss. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that an estimated 65% of adults age 71 and older have at least some degree of hearing loss.

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