Hearing Loss and Accidental Injury

June 25, 2018 5:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you have hearing loss, you may be at greater risk of an accidental injury at work or at play, according to a recent study.

The study, which was published in March, used data from the National Health Interview Survey between 2007 and 2015 to analyze accidental injuries among a cross-section of adults. Accidental injuries were reported by 2.8 percent of adults over a three-month period, and the odds of such injuries were twice as likely among those who had hearing issues.

According to the study, hearing loss affects an estimated 16 percent of people in the U.S.

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