Cardiovascular Disease - There is a significant correlation between low-frequency hearing loss and cardiovascular disease.
Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Brain Loss - Hearing loss is independently associated with accelerated cognitive decline and cognitive impairment in older adults.
Diabetes - Studies show that diabetes had a 21.3% higher prevalence for those with low to mid frequency hearing loss compared to only 9.4% of those without diabetes.
Hospitalization - For adults aged 70 and older, hearing loss is independently associated with hospitalization and poorer self-reported health.
Falling - For every 10 dB increase in hearing loss, there is a 1.4 fold increased odds of an individual reporting falling over the preceding 12 months.
Depression - Recent studies have shown a link between hearing loss and depression.