The Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study conducted in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, between 1993 and 1996 included 999 veteran and 590 nonveteran males 48 to 92 years of age. Hearing tests were conducted with tones and with words presented in quiet and presented in background noise. Two basic findings were found. First, the percent of participants with hearing loss increased with age. Second, no difference existed between the hearing abilities of veterans and nonveterans.
Volume 47 Number 6, 2010
Pages 505 — 520
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