Health Care Costs 33% Higher For Middle-Aged Adults With Hearing Loss Compared To Those …

Health Care Costs 33% Higher For Middle-Aged Adults With Hearing Loss Compared To Those Without Hearing Loss

News Report | May 15, 2016


Average annual health care costs for adults ages 55 to 64 are 33% higher for those who have hearing impairment, at $14,165 compared to $10,629 for those without hearing loss. Among adults with hearing loss who used hearing services to obtain hearing aids and other interventions, total annual health care costs were $13,797.

These findings were reported in “Higher Health Care Costs in Middle-Aged US Adults With Hearing Loss” by Annie N. Simpson, Ph.D.; Kit N. Simpson, DrPH; and Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D. The researchers compared the costs of health care for a matched . . .

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Health Care Costs 33% Higher For Middle-Aged Adults With Hearing Loss Compared To Those …