Hearing Loss and Falls

New research links hearing loss to an increased risk of falls

Contributed by Lisa Packer, staff writer, Healthy Hearing | Thursday, October 8th, 2015

It has been well-documented that untreated hearing loss can lead to a myriad of health and personal safety issues. But did you know hearing loss can result in an increased risk of falls as well?

A recent study done by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the National Institute of Aging found that hearing loss significantly increases the risk of falls for older people. The news could have far reaching implications when it comes to preventing falls and helping our older generations to to continue live independent lives.

Read the entire article here: http://www.healthyhearing.com/report/52548-New-research-links-hearing-loss-to-an-increased-risk-of-falls

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