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Hearing Impairment Linked to Increased Risk of Death

A new study published in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery finds hearing impairment may lead to a higher risk of death.

With every decade of life, the occurrence of hearing impairment doubles, and hearing impairment affects two thirds of adults older than 70.

Hearing loss can be attributed to conditions that are more common in older people, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, and is closely associated with lower levels of wellbeing and quality of life.

Read more at Medical News Today.