Safety first! We’ve all heard it said many times. For a hearing impaired individual it has even more significance. According to a new John Hopkins study, hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of falling. As you age, preventing falling becomes an important element of your overall health. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related visits to the emergency room in the United States. More than 90 percent of hip fractures occur as a result of a fall. A hearing impaired individual is more likely to trip or fall due to lack of awareness of their environment. This is one more reason why it’s important to acknowledge a hearing loss and get the help that is readily available. To read more about risk of falling and hearing loss click here. For more stats on why patients end up in an emergency room click here.
If your loved one has a hearing loss, be sure they seek help, not only so they can hear better but for their own safety. An unknown author said it best “Safety isn’t just a slogan, it’s a way of life.” Here at Smart Step Hearing we want to wish you a safe and happy day!