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PREVALENCE OF HEARING LOSS
While hearing loss can occur at any age, prevalence of communicatively significant hearing loss in the U.S. population clearly increases with age.
Loss of hearing resulting from the natural aging process is referred to as "presbycusis" and starts around the grand old age of ........ 20. Yes, 20! But don't worry too much as it takes a very long time before declines in hearing, secondary to aging translate into communication problems.
A good way to make sure decline in hearing is ONLY a result in aging is to protect your ears while you're around loud sounds. Use common sense and you'll be fine.
If it feels like the sound you're around is enough to cause hearing loss, you're probably right!