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By 2050, the proportion of people older than 60 years will double, accounting for 21% of the projected global population.
With this shift in demographics, age-related medical conditions will increasingly affect all areas of medical practice.
Hearing loss and cognitive decline are 2 age-related conditions otolaryngologists will confront with escalating frequency.
Currently, approximately 30% of adults older than 65 years and 55% older than 80 years demonstrate some degree of hearing loss.
If current trends continue, those with age-related hearing loss will number 580 million worldwide by 2050.