Hearing sensitivity and the risk of incident falls and fracture in older women: the study of osteoporotic fractures.

@article{PurchaseHelzner2004HearingSA,
  title={Hearing sensitivity and the risk of incident falls and fracture in older women: the study of osteoporotic fractures.},
  author={Elizabeth L Purchase-Helzner and Jane A. Cauley and Kimberly A. Faulkner and Sheila R. Pratt and Joseph M. Zmuda and Evelyn O. Talbott and Marc C. Hochberg and Katie Stone and Anne L Newman},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={311-8}
}
PURPOSE To determine if age-related hearing loss may be related to bone health. Decreased vestibular function has been associated with hearing loss. We hypothesized that hearing loss would be related to an increased risk of falling and osteoporotic fracture in 6480 women aged 65 years or older enrolled in the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. We further hypothesized that decreased bone mineral density would be associated with hearing loss. METHODS Hearing sensitivity was ascertained via… CONTINUE READING