Men vs. women
The study also found that age increased the risk of hearing loss and that men were more likely to have bilateral high-frequency hearing loss than women.
The study also found that 27.3% of the participants had a bilateral hearing threshold of 15 dB or more, while 23.8% had a unilateral hearing threshold of that 15 dB or more.
The study concluded that both slight (>15 dB) and mild (>25 dB) hearing loss show high and rising prevalence in middle age.
The study, “High prevalence of slight and mild hearing loss across mid-life: a cross-sectional national Australian study”, was published in the Journal Public Health.
Sources: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov and Public Health