Cardiovascular Disease – There is a significant correlation between low-frequency hearing loss and cardiovascular disease
Hospitalization – For adults aged 70 and older, hearing loss is independently associated with hospitalization and poorer self-reported health.
Depression – Recent studies have shown a link between hearing loss and depression.
Falling – For every 10 dB increase in hearing loss, there is a 1.4 fold increased odds of an individual reporting falling over the preceding 12 months.
Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and Brain Loss – Hearing loss is independently associated with accelerated cognitive decline and cognitive impairment in older adults.