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Studies Show Higher Rates of Hearing Loss for People with Diabetes 

In Diabetes, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Jack Felix, ACA, BC, HISLeave a Comment

Diabetes and hearing loss are among the most common health conditions that people experience. According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 34 million people have diabetes. Additionally, nearly 48 million people experience some degree of hearing loss in one or both ears. Research has shown that there is overlap between these chronic medical conditions. Studies have revealed that people …

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Links Between Hearing Loss and COVID-19

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Now over one year into the global pandemic, emerging studies are investigating the relationship between hearing loss and Covid19. Specifically, ongoing research is looking at tinnitus as a symptom of the virus. Tinnitus is one the most common symptoms of hearing loss. Tinnitus describes a ringing, buzzing, clicking-like noise in one or both ears when no external sound is present. …

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A Connection Between Hearing Loss, Depression, and Dementia

In Dementia & Alzheimer's, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Jack Felix, ACA, BC, HISLeave a Comment

Hearing loss has far-reaching effects on overall health. This chronic medical condition is experienced by over 48 million people, making hearing loss a pervasive health concern. Beyond reducing hearing ability, hearing loss produces a range of symptoms that can take a toll on mental and cognitive health. Extensive research has shown that hearing loss is typically associated with other medical …

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Even a Mild Hearing Loss Contributes to Cognitive Decline

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Hearing loss affects everyone differently, but hearing loss is usually categorized as mild, moderate, severe, or profound. Mild hearing loss is hard to notice, and many people aren’t aware of their mild hearing loss. Mild hearing loss can make it harder to follow conversations, or hear soft sounds. You might think people around you don’t speak as clearly as they …

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How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

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When it comes to your health, there are few lifestyle behaviors with as bad a reputation as smoking and drinking. These habits have been credited, rather discredited, with higher rates of a whole host of health problems ranging from severe conditions like cardiovascular disease to mild cosmetic effects for the skin, hair, and nails.  Although we have a general impression …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

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If you have a loved one with diabetes, hearing loss might be the last thing on your mind. Monitoring blood sugar and insulin levels can require constant vigilance, and diet needs microscopic attention, as well. With these many concerns, it is easy to neglect other dimensions of good health that can seem like too much to worry about. Although hearing …

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A Brief History Of Hearing Loss

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Have you ever wondered how people thought about hearing loss in the past, or how they treated hearing loss in ancient cultures? Here’s a brief history including what we know about hearing loss. Ancient Signs of Hearing Loss Some of the earliest signs of hearing loss have been found in very ancient remains. Scientists can’t see signs of sensorineural hearing …

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Musicians & Hearing Loss

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Musicians have an amazing job. They spend their time writing great songs, recording their music in the studio, and performing in front of fans in packed auditoriums. Being a professional musician is a dream job, but it comes with some hazards. Many famous musicians are opening up about their hearing loss, and blame years of loud concerts for their hearing …

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Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

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Are you having a hard time hearing during conversations? Maybe you’re noticing difficulties during communication. When you struggle to hear when talking to family and friends, or find yourself asking people to repeat themselves, it’s time to take note. Communication difficulties could signal a hearing loss, and it’s a sign you should get a hearing test. Hearing in Quiet Did …