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From left, Carrie Nieman, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins University, trains Carolyn Y. Peoples, Service Coordinator at Weinberg Place Senior Living, on how to use one of the Sound World Solutions CS50 Personal Sound Amplifiers so she can help others in her building. Carrie runs a startup that has been working to help provide low-cost sound amplifiers to low-income Baltimore Seniors. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)
From left, Carrie Nieman, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins University, trains Carolyn Y. Peoples, Service Coordinator at Weinberg Place Senior Living, on how to use one of the Sound World Solutions CS50 Personal Sound Amplifiers so she can help others in her building. Carrie runs a startup that has been working to help provide low-cost sound amplifiers to low-income Baltimore Seniors. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Hopkins startup helps seniors hear, without the expense

As many as two-thirds of older adults will experience hearing loss, but many won't do anything about it, says Dr. Carrie Nieman, a resident at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For some, hearing aids are too expensive and too difficult to obtain, they cost thousands of dollars, aren't covered by Medicare or Medicaid and ...

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