More than 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. Among 65-year-old Americans, one out of three has some type of hearing loss. Even so, hearing loss is not a problem that is limited to older Americans: It is estimated that 30 out of 1,000 school-age children have hearing loss. For the majority of those who are hard of hearing, a hearing aid can go a long way toward helping them communicate effectively with others. Read on to discover the best ways to make the choice when shopping one.

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