Studies from researchers at John Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging have found that hearing impairments can lead to higher risk of falling.

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Data was collected from over 2,000 people aged 65 and older. Discoveries revealed that for every 10 decibels of hearing loss, the risk of falling rose by 140%. Falling is the leading cause of injury for people 65+. Preventing falls is one of many reasons to be screened for hearing loss.

For a free Hearing Health Screening, you can contact Beltone, New England at (508) 999-3322.  Beltone is WBSM and the Southcoast's Local Expert in matters of hearing health.  Click here to visit their Local Expert Page and find out more about Hearing Health.