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How Hearing Loss Influences Our Overall Health

Written by Silverstein Institute
Published: 01 Mar 2017

hearinglossHere are some things that hearing loss can influence concerning your overall health. 

Related Blog: How Does Hearing Loss Occur?

AGING

Age-related hearing loss is permanent, but treatable with hearing devices.

DEMENTIA

Research indicates the severity of hearing loss is closely related to the risk of dementia.

DEPRESSION

Untreated hearing loss may lead to social isolation and sensory overload.

VISION LOSS

Untreated vision and hearing loss can increase the risk of falls and difficulty in performing activities of daily living.

HEART DISEASE

Studies suggest a connection between low-frequency hearing loss and heart disease.

DIABETES

Hearing loss occurs almost twice as often in adults who have diabetes then in those who don’t.

OTOTOXICITY

More than 100 classes of commonly used over-the-counter and prescription drugs can cause damage to the inner ear.

KIDNEY DISEASE

An estimated 54% of American adults with chronic kidney disease have hearing loss, possibly caused by toxins related to kidney failure.

RISK OF FALLS

Those with hearing loss often have diminished spatial orientation awareness, impaired brain pathways or reduced attention capacity – which can increase the risk of falls.

Professional treatment of hearing loss can improve your quality of life!

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