The scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore found that by 2060, about 23 percent of American adults would lose their hearing. The physicians published the results of their study in the journal "JAMA Otolaryngology-Head &Neck Surgery ".
In 2060, 23 percent of Americans will have suffered a hearing loss
In the current study, it became clear that by 2020, approximately 44 million American adults( 15 percent of adults) had a hearing losswill suffer. This figure will increase to 73.5 million( 23 percent of adults) by the year 2060.
Most affected people will be over 70 years of age
The observed increase will be greatest among older adults. In 2020, 55 percent of all adults with hearing loss will be 70 years or older, the experts say. In 2060, this rate will even rise to 67 percent.