Hearing Loss May Make You Accident Prone

Hearing loss may increase propensity for accidents, study suggests

The New York Times (3/27, Bakalar, Subscription Publication) reports a study published in JAMA Otolaryngology found that people with poor hearing are at greater risks for accidents.
After analyzing data from a nationwide health survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “researchers found that of 232.2 million adults, 15.7 percent reported hearing problems; 2.8 percent were injured in an accident within three months of the survey date.”

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