"A growing body of research shows that a person's hearing health and cardiovascular health frequently correspond"
While many think of hearing loss as an inevitable part of the aging process, it should not be considered a benign condition that is passively dealt with. We know today that the consequences of untreated hearing loss can have a far reaching and devastating impact. Many prevalent health conditions in seniors and boomers have a very strong link with hearing loss. Treating hearing loss is key to preserving health and safety.
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"People with a 25-decibel hearing loss (classified as mild) were nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling than those with no hearing loss. Every additional 10 decibels of hearing loss meant an increased 1.4-fold risk of falling"
"It is possible that diabetic patients can have normal or near-normal hearing at the time of the initial identification of diabetes, only to suffer from a progressive form of sensorineural hearing loss."
"Seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing...Declines in hearing abilities may accelerate gray matter atrophy and increase the listening effort necessary to comprehend speech...Hearing aids may not only improve hearing but preserve the brain"