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Tinnitus Key Facts For GPs

Tinnitus is perceived sound in the absence of an external stimulus and is experienced by 10–15% of the population. The sound is usually unformed, such as buzzing, hissing or ringing. • Main risk factors for tinnitus are hearing loss, increasing age and gender (male).1 • Tinnitus is caused by potentially reversible changes in the brain,

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Untreated Hearing Loss & The Risk of Falls in Seniors

Recent research out of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has suggested untreated hearing loss a risk factor for a very serious public health concern. Facts & Stats • Mild hearing loss nearly triples the risk of falling • For every additional 10 decibels of hearing loss, the risk of falling increases by an additional 140%

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Hearing Loss & Dementia

Facts & Stats • Hearing loss is associated with a 30–40% accelerated rate of cognitive decline, and a 24% increased risk of cognitive impairment compared to normal hearing • Compared to those with normal hearing, individuals with a mild, moderate, and severe hearing loss have a 2, 3 and 5-fold increased risk of dementia How

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Diabetes & Hearing Loss – Silent Partners

Diabetes and hearing loss are two of Canada’s most widespread health concerns, with hearing loss left largely unrecognized and undertreated. Over 3 million people in Canada have diabetes, and an estimated 4.6 million Canadians aged 20 to 79 years have some degree of hearing loss. Given the invisible nature of both, is there a link

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How Hearing Loss Affects Your Patients

• Hearing loss is associated with a 24% increase in risk of cognitive decline compared to normal hearing. • Hearing loss is twice as common in adults with diabetes as in those without diabetes. • People with hearing loss experience more bouts of illness than those with good hearing. • 65% of people with hearing

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