By maintaining a healthy weight and staying physically active, you may be protecting your hearing. It turns out that being obese, especially if you carry those extra pounds around your waist, may be a risk factor for hearing loss.
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.