What happens when you try to stand on one foot for 5 seconds? Well, most of us would be able to easily balance for 5 seconds without a wobble. But, what if you tried again with your eyes closed? Most of us will feel a bit less steady.
We all have heard that we eat with our eyes. But, do we balance with our eyes, too? And what about our ears? Can our hearing help prevent us from falling?
Over the past 10 years, hearing loss has been connected to numerous other health conditions, including the increased risk of falls. Research has shown that falls are the leading cause of accidental death in adults over 65.* Furthermore, when hearing loss is a factor, it has been demonstrated that even mild hearing loss is associated with a 3x greater risk of falling. **