Untreated hearing loss increases the risk of falls in seniors, and this risk increases by nearly 140% for every degree of hearing loss (e.g. mild vs. moderate vs. severe).
The good news is that treating hearing loss can significantly reduce the risk of falling. Given the relationship of untreated hearing loss and the increased risk of falling, it is practical to calculate the cost of treating a patient who falls and compare it to the cost of treating hearing loss.
Falling over the age of sixty-five is the number one cause of injury-related deaths. And once a person falls, he or she is much more likely to fall again. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the average medical cost associated with a fall that results in hospitalization is over $30,000.00 (and this cost of treatment increases with age).
Treating Hearing Loss – Alongside a Balance Treatment and Fall Prevention Program - Could Change or Even SAVE Your Life
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