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Montgomery County Commission on Aging Provides Information on Age-Related Hearing Loss With New Fact Sheet

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

A new fact sheet developed by the Montgomery County Commission on Aging (CoA) provides information on age-related hearing loss. The Age‑Related Hearing Loss fact sheet provides information about the causes, costs, and interventions available to older adults in Montgomery County who have mild to extreme hearing loss. 

With mask wearing mandates on the rise again due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, hearing health could be more at risk for being ignored. Face masks that help protect us from COVID‑19, and variants, can add communication challenges for people with hearing impairments. Those who need help may attribute hearing loss to not being able to lip read, for example. The Age-Related Hearing Loss fact sheet provides resources and websites for those with hearing loss, as well as their caregivers.

To provide protection from contracting COVID-19, health officials have recommended that older adults isolate themselves and hearing loss has been identified as a contributor to social isolation. A delay in getting hearing assisting devices help can worsen feelings of loneliness and social isolation and lead to other health concerns.

Download the Age-Related Hearing Loss fact sheet on the CoA’s website under “documents and other important information.”

The CoA was established in 1974 and authorized by the Older Americans Act, P.L. 116-131. The role of the CoA is to advise County government, including the County Executive and the County Council, on the needs, interests, and issues of older adult residents and to advocate on their behalf at the local, state, and national levels. For more information, visit the Commission on Aging’s website.

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Release ID: 21-609
Media Contact: Tina Purser-Langley, 240-773-8290