(HealthDay News) -- One third of people aged 60 or older have at least some hearing loss, making it one of the most common medical problems in older adults, the Cleveland Clinic says.
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If you have hearing loss, there are things your loved ones can do to help you cope. Here are some of the clinic's suggestions:
- Loved ones should be told that you have a hard time hearing, so they understand the problem and are able to help.
- Loved ones can look directly at you while speaking.
- Loved ones can speak a little more loudly and clearly, but they don't have to shout or slow down.
- Loved ones can work with you and should be patient, as it can take time to adjust to hearing loss.
-- Diana Kohnle
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