FyzicalPT_Balance and Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is associated with a number of physical, mental and social health problems. New research has added another risk factor to the list: falls. Studies indicate that patients with mild hearing loss (25 decibels) are nearly three timesmore likely to experience a fall. Those odds increase 1.4 times for every additional 10-decibels of hearing loss. This may be attributed to the fact that individuals with hearing loss are not as aware of their surroundings and thereforemore likely to trip and fall. Others believe the brain is simply too tasked with cognitive demands to be able tomaintain balance and gait efficiently. Yet another reason to find a solution for your hearing loss! Hearing Loss Increases TheRisk Of Falls

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