Hearing loss puts you at a disadvantage in a variety of ways. It increases your risk of fatal illnesses such as heart and kidney disease. Hearing loss also facilitates the onset of psychological disorders, including dementia and depression, and lowers your overall quality of life. And now there’s another negative to add to that list.
Research by Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging has shown that hearing loss increases the likelihood of falls, which can lead to bodily harm. These findings stress the fact that hearing loss can immediately impact your physical well-being. The link between hearing and balance reinforces the importance of regular hearing screenings for you and your loved ones.