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Updated: 11/08/2017 10:20:05AM

There are dangers in untreated hearing loss

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Anne Taylor

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In Sarasota/Manatee counties, there are approximately 145,000 people living with hearing loss. At age 65, one of three people has hearing loss. Only 20 percent of individuals with hearing loss — who might benefit from treatment — actually seek help.

Unfortunately, many people wait 7- 10 years before getting treatment, according to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

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