Image of man walking with caneDid 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.

An annual examination by an audiologist at Audiology & Hearing Aid Solutions provides: