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Clinical Crossroads Update
March 2, 2005

A 73-Year-Old Man With Hearing Loss, 1 Year Later

JAMA. 2005;293(9):1115. doi:10.1001/jama.293.9.1115

At a Clinical Crossroads conference published in March 2003, Robert K. Jackler, MD, discussed the case of a 73-year-old man with hearing loss.1 Mr H had worn hearing aids for 9 years. He felt that despite his newest aid, a digital one, his hearing remained “far from 100%” and that hearing loss continued to affect his daily life. He described difficulty with group conversations and indicated that he needed to raise the volume on radio and television so high that family members could not tolerate the sound.

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