heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, Alzheimer's disease and depression may have an increased risk of hearing loss.
When left untreated, hearing loss alone can lead to a wide range of physical and emotional conditions. Impaired memory and the impaired ability to learn new tasks, reduced alertness, increased risk to personal safety, irritability, negativism, anger, fatigue, tension and stress are among its more common side effects. When untreated hearing loss coexists with chronic illness, quality of life is diminished. Dr. Sergei Kochkin, executive director of the BHI, says: "Hearing aids help most people hear better and improve their quality of life."
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.,
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
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