Dr. Mark Hansen, M.S., Au.D. Audiologist, discusses hearing health topics such as evaluation of hearing loss, common hearing problems, tinnitus, hearing instruments, and hearing protection. Learn how to maintain or to improve your quality of life through optimal hearing health care. Better hearing is better living!
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Those with hearing loss demonstrate a 30% to 40% more accelerated rate of cognitive decline.
Connections between heart and hearing health are meaningful, as cardiovascular disease can affect auditory pathways in the ear in ways that negatively affect speech understanding and the speed and accuracy at which elements of speech are processed.
Those with mild hearing loss are twice as likely to develop dementia.
Those with moderate hearing loss are three times as likely to develop dementia.
Those with severe hearing loss are nearly five times as likely to develop dementia.
Odds of hearing loss are 5.5 times greater in men versus women.
A staggering 93% of Caucasian men ages 60 to 69 have high-frequency hearing loss.
Those with diabetes are 28% more likely to have a hearing loss of mild or greater sensitivity with diabetes.
Current smokers are 1.69 times as likely to have a hearing loss as nonsmokers.
For every 10 dB increase in hearing loss, there is a 1.4-fold increase in the odds of a fall in the preceding year.