The public’s interest in attaining and maintaining good overall health has never been greater.
Surprising to many, hearing health plays a key role in achieving both objectives. This is the timely theme of a new eBook entitled "What’s Missing from Your Conversations about Reducing Health Risks and Health Care Costs." The publication is now available to download.
Using a storytelling approach to introduce each topic, the eBook reveals a widespread lack of awareness about how hearing loss increases the risk of:
- Social isolation and loneliness
- Depression and other mental health conditions
- Cognitive decline and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease
- Injury-causing falls
Also addressed are the health care costs associated with these health issues and whether hearing loss treatment may help with risk mitigation.
Lastly, the eBook discusses why individuals so often do not seek the treatment that could benefit their hearing and overall health, as well as how health insurers and employers can make a difference in overcoming these barriers.