When you think about hearing loss, do you also think about diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, obesity, oral health issues, smoking, prescription drugs, social isolation, dementia, depression, injury-causing falls and accidents?
You should, because all of these health-related issues are connected, in one way or another, to hearing. Some health conditions or health-related decisions increase the risk of hearing loss, while others may be caused, at least in part, by hearing loss, especially when left untreated.
This blog post is intended to reinforce the link between hearing loss and many other aspects of health — including costly medical conditions. We also want to drive home the message that your members can increase their potential for optimal health by promptly getting help for a hearing problem.