STAYING STEADY ON YOUR FEET
They’re frequently unexpected and can happen anytime. They sometimes end with a giggle but are often far more serious. They’re falls, and preventing them can help preserve your health.
Falls are the second leading cause of accidental death, per the World Health
Organization. They’re also associated with hearing impairment, which can affect your
According to research, falls are more common among people with hearing loss. In one
study of more than 2,000 adults ages 40 to 69, patients with mild hearing loss were
nearly three times as likely to report a fall in the previous year. Plus, every 10-decibel
increase in hearing loss also meant a 1.4-fold increase in the odds of a fall the prior year.
The findings, from researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the National
Institute on Aging, were consistent with past research linking hearing loss and increased
risk of falls.
Reduce your risk with these five tips:
help keep you safe.
surfaces, slippery floors, small rugs, or unstable handrails.
adapted to their physical needs.
whenever you’re having trouble understanding — especially if you’re having
difficulty while dining out, watching TV, or talking on the phone.
What Can I Do?
Don’t let balance problems affect your quality of life. If you’re experiencing dizziness,
balance issues, or falls, schedule an appointment with our hearing care specialists today (760) 889-8542.