청력 상실 및 낙상

청력 상실은 신체, 감정 및 사회적 웰빙에 부정적인 영향을 미치는 것으로 나타났습니다. 이는 사회성, 가족 관계 및 자존감과 같은 일상 경험에 영향을 줍니다. Studies suggest that seniors with hearing loss have a greater risk of depression and social isolation. They are also 3X more likely to have a history of falling than those with normal hearing.

Hearing loss makes people less aware of their environment, so they don’t notice other people or activities around them. In addition, hearing loss causes the brain to use more resources for interpreting speech and sound. As a result, this leaves less mental energy for other tasks such as balancing.

Falling also creates an emotional burden for the elderly. The fear of falling and getting injured can raise stress levels, resulting in limited physical and social activities. For many people, the fear of falling can be embarrassing and can affect their desire to remain independent.

Maintain Hearing Health

It’s important to treat hearing loss now to reduce the risk of falling and accidents. Here are some tips to stay on top of your hearing health:

  • Test your hearing annually.
  • Stay active and mentally stimulated.
  • Reduce your time in noisy areas.
  • Light up your living space.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • If you have hearing aids, be sure to wear them.

1Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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