Did You Know?
- People with a 25 dB hearing loss (which is classified as a mild loss) are 30% more likely to have a history of falling than people with no hearing loss. With each additional 10 dB of hearing loss the risk of falling is increased 1.4 fold.
- The effects of untreated hearing loss on adults include increased potential for falls, depression and other psychological disorders; job difficulties and economic losses.
- In children, even a mild hearing loss could result in delays in acquiring language, compromised speech comprehension, learning deficits, and psychological and social difficulties.
- Hearing loss is twice as common in adults with Type 2 diabetes compared to those without the disease. There is evidence that diabetes may lead to sensorineural hearing loss.
- Low frequency hearing loss is a marker that may predict the presence or potential development of cardiovascular disease.