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.
Eliminate harmful bacteria in your mouth and avoid spreading bad bacteria to tiny blood vessels in your ears and to other areas of your body.
As the weather gets nicer, it's time to get outside, get active and meet family and friends for fun. But some of these activities have excessive noises that you might not even think about.
Summer has (unofficially) kicked off. It's time to get out there and enjoy it. Outdoor concerts, festivals and parades are all on the agenda. But these summer events have one thing in common-loud noises that could damage your hearing.
You have an inkling that something is wrong with your hearing. But it’s not always hard to hear. For example, perhaps you can clearly hear and understand a friend who’s visiting you at home. But in a busy restaurant, it’s almost impossible to have the same conversation. Like a lot of other health conditions, hearing loss comes in various types and degrees, and no two people experience it exactly the same way.
At the age of 3 months, Alex Mussomeli’s hearing loss was diagnosed, and he was fitted with hearing aids. When he was 3 years old, he received a cochlear implant for his right ear. His mother, Nada, believes Alex’s young age helped him adjust more quickly to the implant.
The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) and other organizations report a strong link between tinnitus and hearing loss. “Most patients develop tinnitus as a symptom of hearing loss, caused either by age, long-term hearing damage or acute trauma to the auditory system,” says the ATA.