Study links depression with hearing loss

A new study shows hearing loss is associated with depression in American adults, particularly women and those under the age of 70.

Researchers looked at data from a national health survey including more than 18,000 adults aged over 18.

Hearing tests were given to those aged over 70 while younger people self-reported on their hearing status and all participants filled out a questionnaire designed to reveal depression.

Researcher Robert Frisina said the results are useful because they add data to anecdotal information provided by experts who care for the hearing impaired.

Read more at U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders