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Murdock: Hearing Loss: America’s quietest health challenge

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NEW YORK — Listen. That’s the sound of Americans permanently harming their hearing.

Fittingly enough, hearing loss is the silent scourge of American and world health.

While the fights against other ailments receive more attention and both private resources and government support, damage to inner ears and their functions is a burgeoning problem. Thankfully, it is largely preventable.

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