Is Your Hearing Loss Putting You At Risk?
Untreated hearing loss has been known to be connected with a number of health conditions such as heart disease and depression, but a new study shows that accidental injury could be another health concern to add to that list.
Using data collected from the National Health interview Survey between 2007 and 2015, researchers examined accidental injuries among adults. The results showed that those with hearing loss were twice as likely to experience an accidental injury whether it was at home, at work, in the car, or during a leisure activity.
It can be assumed that if someone does not have their full hearing ability, it will be more difficult for them to spot dangers. Ears are also related to balance. Hearing loss can create balance difficulties and has been associated with more incidences of falling, and therefore, more frequent hospitalization.
One interesting thing to note from the study is that those with minor hearing loss were more likely to experience accidental injuries than those with severe hearing loss. This suggests that those with severe hearing problems are more aware of their needs and are able to more easily identify when they may come across danger.
The most important thing to do if you suspect you have a problem with your hearing is to make an appointment with a hearing healthcare specialist. They will help provide options for treatment and give you guidance on how to navigate life with hearing loss.
To schedule a hearing consultation, please call Audiology Associates at 661-284-1900. Patrice Rifkind, Au.D. and Kevin Bolder, Au.D. are two of the best in Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley. Visit our website at: www.AudiologyAssociates.net or stop by our office at 23838 Valencia Blvd, Suite 100 in Valencia. We are hearing healthcare excellence!
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