Older adults with hearing loss are more likely to report suffering from fatigue, researchers have found.

Analysts from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, and colleagues used data from 3,031 participants (aged 40 years and older) for the study.

They wanted to examine the association between hearing loss and fatigue. They found that 24 per cent of participants had hearing loss and participants with hearing loss were more likely to report fatigue for more than half the days and nearly every day compared to not having fatigue.

Every 10-decibel worse hearing level of audiometric hearing was associated with a higher likelihood of reporting fatigue nearly every day.

The report summary was published in Medical X press and can be read here.