One in Five Americans Has Hearing Loss, Study Says

November 14, 2011 Updated Nov 14, 2011 at 8:26 PM EDT

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One in Five Americans Has Hearing Loss, Study Says

November 14, 2011 Updated Nov 14, 2011 at 8:26 PM EDT

According to a story on MSNBC.com, a new survey published in the most recent issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that nearly one in five Americans has significant hearing loss.

The results of the survey are around double previous estimates, according to the MSNBC story.

Read the MSNBC story HERE.