A reduction in a patient’s ability to hear has long been considered a byproduct or natural consequence of aging. Several ongoing and peer reviewed studies are providing mounting evidence suggesting it is much more significant to a patients overall long term health and well being:
Untreated hearing loss may increase Alzheimer’s Risk, even with a mild hearing loss.
Mild hearing loss has been linked to brain atrophy and brain shrinkage in older adults.
The likelihood of falling increases 3-fold in patients with mild hearing loss and increases with the severity of the hearing loss.
Hearing loss increases the likelihood of suffering from depression, paranoia, anxiety, anger and decreases social activity.
Hearing loss is twice as common in adults with diabetes.