AARP Focuses on Healthy Hearing.

AARP is making a big foray into the hearing loss field, which is great for those of us who have — or will have — trouble hearing.

Even now, more than half of those with hearing loss are under the age of 60 — that means 24 million of us are already not hearing as well as we could be. By the time we reach age 75 two-thirds of us will have hearing loss. With 8000 baby boomers reaching 65 every single day, that’s going to be a lot of people with hearing loss.

As part of AARP’s effort, I have a new blog on the site, called Healthy Hearing, which will appear at least once a week. The first post is up today. To encourage AARP’s efforts in this direction, please link to the blog and also go to their Hearing Resources Center.

With the support of an enormous and influential group like AARP, people with hearing loss will have a strong advocate, to join the advocacy work done by the Hearing Loss Association of America, the National Institute on Aging, and other groups.

But AARP needs to know we care about this issue. So please click  on the link, tweet it, email it, and tell your friends. And follow it!

Meanwhile, I’ll continue to blog on this site whenever I have something to say!

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