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Consumer Reports recommends over-the-counter hearing aids

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Millions of people suffer from hearing loss. Hearing aids can cost thousands and Consumer Reports warns that some can do more harm than good. (KGO-TV)

An estimated 360 million people around the world suffer from hearing loss, yet relatively few people seek treatment.

Prescription hearing aids can cost thousands and are rarely covered by insurance. If you've been tempted to try one of those cheaper sound amplifiers you find online, or in drug stores -- be aware: Consumer Reports warns that some may do more harm than good.

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