Did you know... 67% of emergency room visits by adults ages 65+ are for falls? Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths for older adults.
Research indicates the reason why hearing loss can increase the risk of falls. Those with hearing challenges may have:
- More difficulty in focusing reduced attention capacity on safely finding their way
- Poorer postural balance, an important factor in standing and walking stability.
- Shared pathways between hearing and balance-related brain structures.
- Fewer sensory cues in daily surroundings which help with spatial orientation and hazard avoidance.