ATSU-ASHS Audiology program faculty, alumnus publishes fall risk researchPosted: December 8, 2021
Michael Vekasi, AuD, R.Aud, Aud(C), FAAA, ’20, an A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology program alumnus and adjunct faculty member, co-authored a recent article in Canadian Audiologist on the use of fall risk screening tools in an audiology practice.
“Multiple studies provide evidence supporting the link between hearing impairment and increased fall risk,” the article says. “A meta-analysis of 13 studies showed a greater number of falls documented in participants with hearing loss relative to participants with normal hearing. Overall, this meta-analysis concluded that falls were 2.39 times more likely to occur in participants with hearing loss than with those with normal hearing.”
Read the full article at canadianaudiologist.ca/using-fall-risk-screening-tools-in-audiology-practice/?utm_source=hearingtracker.com&utm_medium=newsletter.