Hearing Aids of the Future Are Here and Discreet

New high-tech hearing aids let you listen to what you want and tune out everything else.

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Chances are that if you grooved to Motown, the Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel in the 1960s and ’70s, the sounds of silence may mean something different to you now. Roughly one-third of seniors between the ages of 65 and 75 have some hearing loss, and nearly half of those over 75 have difficulty hearing, according to the National Institutes of Health. For many, hearing aids can help. And today’s models, while often pricey, are discreet and packed with high-tech features.

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Kaitlin Pitsker
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Pitsker joined Kiplinger in the summer of 2012. Previously, she interned at the Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, N.Y., and with Chronogram magazine in Kingston, N.Y. She holds a BS in magazine journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.