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December 16, 2014
Poor hearing equals poor health in Sweden

Compared to people with normal hearing, health problems and early retirement are duplicated in people with hearing loss

The Swedes with hearing loss are more likely to be sick and to request early retirement, according to the annual report of the Swedish Organization for People with Hearing Disabilities , HRF ( acronym in Swedish) .

The figures from the annual report indicate a noticeable difference in the health of people with and without hearing problems. 10 % of the deaf, 20 to 64 years old, perceive their health as poor or very poor. According to HRF, having a diminished health doubles for  those with hearing problems.