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Audiologists, who diagnose and treat hearing problems, saw the biggest jump this year, climbing 34 notches to No. 9.
The reason can be summed up in two words: Baby Boomers. The oldest Boomers are now in their mid- 60s and having hearing problems for the first time.
“There’s a big segment of the population running into hearing problems and not enough people to treat them,” Lee said.