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Unbeknownst to many, untreated hearing loss has been labeled a significant national health concern by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Their reports reveal other serious and surprising health problems associated with untreated hearing loss, including depression and a decline in memory and concentration.

Their studies even suggest a link between hearing loss and dementia.

With almost one-third of people ages 65-74 and about half at age 75 reporting they have difficulty hearing, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders, it’s understandable that many RIPEA members may be experiencing hearing loss themselves.

So, we’ve put together a short list of hearing loss resources just for you.

QUIZ: Do You Need a Hearing Test?

Consumer Reports: Hearing Aid Buying Guide

RIPEA Member Hearing Insurance Benefits

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