Treatment of presbycusis: where do we stand?
Hearing loss is an important health and social problem in general population. Epidemiological studies suggest that 12.7% of Americans 12 years and older had bilateral hearing loss from 2001 through 2008, and this estimate increases to 48.1 million or 20.3% when also including individuals with unilateral hearing loss. About 8 million Italians (12% of the whole population) suffer from hearing disorders, more than half a million of whom are adults with severe deafness and subsequent social handicap. (...)
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