Hearing Loss & Your Health

  • People with untreated hearing loss experience a 30-40% greater decline in thinking abilities compared to those without hearing loss.
  • Hearing loss is the leading indicator for fall risk. People with even a mild hearing loss are nearly three times as likely to have a history of falling. Every 11 seconds in the US, there is someone being treated in the ER due to falling.
  • Diabetics are 2.5 times more likely to have a hearing loss due to disease processes damaging the nerves and blood vessels in the inner ear.
  • High blood pressure, heart disease, and smoking can all have a negative impact on a person’s hearing.
  • Over 200 medications, some chemotherapy treatments, prescriptive and over-the-counter drugs can cause hearing damage. Be sure to discuss side effects with your doctor.
  • Untreated hearing loss can lead to feelings of isolation, loneliness, sadness, reduced job performance, and increased anxiety and stress. Don’t delay treatment if you suspect a hearing loss as it can greatly help improve your life.

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