What’s Your HearQ?

1. Hearing loss is associated with adverse mental health conditions including depression, anxiety disorders, severe mental illness and alcohol abuse.
2. Hearing loss is associated with loneliness and isolation, which contributes to dementia.
3. Depression is associated with worse patient outcomes including:
4. In 2013, the direct costs of caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease are:
5. Hearing loss contributes to additional medical costs because it contributes to non-compliance or non-adherence to treatment plans.
6. Not taking medications as prescribed results in estimated increased medical costs of how much?
7. In a survey of more than 40,000 households utilizing the National Family Opinion panel, hearing loss was shown to negatively impact household income up to how much per year on average?
8. 1 in 3 adults age 65 and older falls each year.
9. The cost of treating fall-related injuries exceeded $30 billion in 2010.
10. What percentage of persons report that hearing aids improved their quality of life?