Hearing loss is common among older adults and is associated with coronary heart disease and their risk potentials. However, the prevalence of hearing loss in adults with heart failure has not been well described.
Heart failure is an incurable chronic disease and the leading cause of hospitalization in the elderly in the United States. To palliate progression of the disease, patients are requested to take several drugs and change their lifestyle. Given the high degree of self-care that heart failure imposes, it is imperative that patients be sensitive to the physician’s recommendations. A research letter published by JAMA in January 28 -2018, the authors examined the prevalence and correlations of hearing loss among seniors with and without heart failure in the United States.