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May 01 2019

How your hearing can affect your participation in healthcare

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that patients with hearing loss actively participated in their own healthcare less than those with no hearing loss. Those who reported ‘some trouble’ hearing were 42% more at risk of low participation in their healthcare, while those who reported ‘a lot of trouble’ hearing were 70% more at risk.

One reason for this could be more difficulty hearing instructions from Doctors, such as when to take medications. This study highlights one of the ways hearing is important to our overall health.

May is Hearing Awareness Month. This is a great time to start a regular hearing maintenance routine. If you have not had a hearing assessment why not start now? Our hearing is just as important as our vision and should be evaluated regularly. Early diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss will lead to better overall health outcomes.

For more information or to book an evaluation please feel contact Accurate Hearing at:

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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