What was that?

Turning a bit deaf? Maybe you are also turning a bit dead – in Norway, anyway.

Yes, we are back with statistical correlations. Some eggheads analyzed data from 50,462 adults who were part of the Nord-Trøndelag Hearing Loss Study from 1996 to 1998, and cross-referenced the data with the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry, to identify which of the study participants had died and how.

They discovered that hearing loss meant an increased risk of all-cause death before the age of 75, presumably because the deaf didn’t hear the car coming.

Picture source: Udo Schröter