Here are some things that hearing loss can influence concerning your overall health.
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Age-related hearing loss is permanent, but treatable with hearing devices.
Research indicates the severity of hearing loss is closely related to the risk of dementia.
Untreated hearing loss may lead to social isolation and sensory overload.
Untreated vision and hearing loss can increase the risk of falls and difficulty in performing activities of daily living.
Studies suggest a connection between low-frequency hearing loss and heart disease.
Hearing loss occurs almost twice as often in adults who have diabetes then in those who don’t.
More than 100 classes of commonly used over-the-counter and prescription drugs can cause damage to the inner ear.
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!