It’s time for that crazy chaos of getting school supplies, first day outfits, and physicals – but should you add getting your child’s hearing checked to your To-Do list? Traditionally children are given hearing tests at school, but those are only health exams to determine if you need further testing.
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Are you doing everything possible to protect yourself from hearing loss? In this special “Sound Advice” blog post, we’ll walk you through the “three pillars” of hearing loss prevention.
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You may be surprised that one of the first questions a hearing care provider asks when seeing a patient concerned about hearing loss is: How has your blood sugar been?
Food is one of the most important parts of life. Too much or not enough of the right type of food and nutrients can be detrimental. The same is true for the impact of food to our hearing. Obesity and diabetes both have strong correlations to hearing loss. Food also offers nutrients that are beneficial to your hearing.
The impact of hearing loss can't only be measured with a hearing test. Hearing issues have a strong correlation with other health conditions and diseases. A study by the National Institutes of Health found that 78.5% of participants with insufficient or poor hearing suffered from at least one additional chronic condition. Thus costing more in health care costs in any given year.
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We're starting a new series on comorbidities. Comorbidity means two or more chronic health conditions in the same person that happen at the same time or one right after another. Comorbidities can interact with each other and affect the course and prognosis of each disorder. November is National/American Diabetes Month, so we're kicking off our comorbidity series by exploring the link between hearing loss and diabetes.