Hearing Loss and the Risk of Falling

Hearing Loss and the Risk of Falling

Falling is a devastating condition in older individuals. One slip on the ice or tumble in a slippery bathtub can lead to an extended hospital stay, or worse yet, long term residency in an assistive living center.  One known risk factor associated with the risk of falling is hearing loss. That is, a hearing loss is a red flag for a risk for falling. 
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