February 2017

Hearing Loss Increases Risk For Falls Falls can be devastating for older adults. It is well recognized that the following factors all contribute to the risk of falling: visual problems, dementia/cognitive impairment, balance or mobility issues and multiple medications. However, untreated hearing loss also impacts the fall risk for all adults, even in ages younger […]

December 2016

Patient Expectations & Realities of Hearing Loss Treatments Approximately 20% of Americans (48 million) have some degree of hearing loss and the prevalence increases with age: 30% of those aged 65 and 50% over 75 experience disabling hearing loss. Medical, psychosocial conditions and overall quality of life (QoL) are negatively linked to untreated hearing loss. […]