Hearing and sight can play a big role in connecting you to the people, places, and experiences that matter most, but did you know that they also go hand in hand with your sense of balance and even your ability to think?
Research continues to show the interconnectedness of the senses, making it important to keep your hearing and vision as sharp as possible with regular checkups and care. Consider these interesting findings:
- Hearing actually enhances the sense of sight, according to one study published by the Association for Psychological Science, with both hearing and vision working together to help individuals perceive and participate in the world around them.
- Hearing-impaired adults in one study were nearly three times as likely to report a fall, and people with sight impairment are also more likely to report problems such as falls.
- Both vision and hearing problems — if left untreated — can lead to a faster rate of decline in the brain’s ability to process information.