You’re getting older. Are your listening demands decreasing? Is your social network shrinking?

There’s a common assumption, one supported by past research, that older people with hearing loss will have a smaller social network and demonstrate a tendency to avoid difficult listening situations. Drs. Wu and Bentler used a combination of questionnaires and sound level measurements to understand the differences in some social patterns between younger and older people with hearing loss. This month’s post reviews their work.

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