People who are deaf & hard of hearing at more risk of workplace injuries
People who are deaf and hard of hearing are at a greater risk of accidental injuries, says a new study done in the United States.
The study says that a higher rate of accidental injuries are linked with adults who have poorer hearing. Injuries that happened when people were at leisure, or not at work, are the most common.
People who said they had good or faced a 'little trouble' hearing were at a higher risk of work-related injuries.
The data shows that hearing loss has far more impact than was known earlier. The people included in the study were from across the United States. They were of 18 years and above.
People who had a lot of trouble hearing are nearly two times more likely to suffer from some type of injury than those with excellent hearing, says the study.