Did you know that hearing health can be connected to a wealth of other health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and more? Studies have found that several health conditions and decisions related to your health increase the risk of hearing loss. Most of them share a common thread: Directly or indirectly, they damage tiny blood vessels of the inner ear, affecting your ability to hear well.
Additionally, those with hearing loss are at a higher risk for conditions like depression, social isolation, Dementia, injury-causing falls, and more. The good news is that most cases of hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids. Unfortunately, many people delay getting the help they need — and the longer they wait, the more likely they are to experience some or all of these conditions.