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November 20, 2012
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Sam Bauman: Hard-of-hearing seniors have help

For Carson City seniors, all 15,000 of those 65 and older living here, medical problems are common, taking up time and funds. And some of those problems, such as the loss of hearing, seem insurmountable. More than 15 percent of those 65 and older suffer hearing loss; for those over 80 it's more like 50 percent can't hear very well.

I know. I'm one of the 80-plus who have lost significant degrees of hearing. Thanks to the Reno VA's acoustical department hearing aids I get along quite well most of the time. But of course there are frantic moments such …

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