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Addressing Hearing Loss, Dizziness, and Balance Disorders in the Elderly can Improve Quality of Life standard

By Neil W. Aiello, Au.D., FAAA Doctor of Audiology, Columbia Basin Hearing Center With increased longevity in today’s society comes a corresponding increase in the incidence of hearing loss, dizziness and balance problems. Each of these conditions are common among the senior population. Some revealing statistics from the National Institute on Aging include: Approximately one-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing problems. Nearly half the people who are 75 or older have hearing loss. As many as 40% of all adults will experience dizziness severe enough to warrant reporting it to their doctor. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, over 90 million Americans will experience dizziness or vertigo in their lifetime. Dizziness ...

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