3-2-11: Who Can Hear Me Now?
After age 70, nearly two out of three Americans can’t hear very well – but blacks are much less likely than other races to suffer hearing loss.
New research by Maryland scientists tells us more than we knew about how widespread hearing loss is as we age, who is most—and least—at risk, and how few hard-of-hearing people wearing hearing aids.
The lead author of the study is Frank Lin, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, and a Core Faculty Member of the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health. Sheilah talks to Dr. Lin about the link between melanin and hearing.