As a matter of fact, trusted comorbidity educators must be committed to, perhaps even passionate about, gaining more knowledge about nuanced relationships between respective medical topics and hearing loss . For example, by studying the relationship between hearing loss and fall risk. Invest time to “learn the pearls” about how hearing loss increases fall risk, falls increase risk of hip fractures and hip fractures are closely associated with many negative outcomes, including accelerated morbidity.

Just as you treat hearing loss in a diagnostically-driven and evidence-based manner, there are fellow healthcare professionals interested in research focused on reducing their patients’ fall risk. While we learn how social distancing helps mitigate COVID 19’s spread, lets imagine, with this example, how nurturing closer whole person care collaborations can “spread the word” about comorbidity education which improves quality of life for so many depending on us.