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Hearing Loss May be Affecting Your Health

A growing body of research shows an association between hearing loss, quality of life, and a number of common chronic diseases and health conditions.

More recently, however, researchers are discovering a significant link between hearing loss and other health issues, such as cognition, dementia, depression, falling, hospitalization, and overall physical and mental health.

Hearing loss may be preventable and there are dietary and lifestyle factors, such as maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, eating a healthy diet that includes fish, not smoking, limiting the use of over-the-counter analgesics, and avoiding excessive noise exposure, that may help conserve hearing. Little Rock Audiology agrees that early detection is especially important, not only can it help prevent further progression, but most people with hearing loss can benefit from emerging knowledge and technologies so they can manage their hearing difficulty more effectively than ever before.”