Our Hearing Health Blog
November is American Diabetes Month. Studies show that people with diabetes are about twice as likely to develop hearing loss. Yet hearing tests are frequently overlooked in routine diabetes care. Hearing depends on small blood vessels and nerves in the inner ear. Researchers find that over time high blood glucose levels can damage these blood vessels and nerves, diminishing
We’ve all had the experience of Mom telling us to “turn down the music!” Regardless if it was last week’s roadtrip with our earphone-geared kids or 30 years ago when we cranked up our record players so loud mom declared it shook the house. The bottom line: Mom was right! You can damage your ears! How can Listening Devices be
In the United States, 36 million people have hearing loss. One in three of those people developed hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise. Hearing loss due to noise exposure is 100% preventable. How loud is too loud? Noise is measured in decibels, or dB for short. The higher the decibel level, the louder the noise. Sounds that
Hearing loss affects more than 36 million Americans today. Although most Americans consider hearing loss a condition that is simply associated with aging, more than half of all people with hearing loss are younger than 65. With the increased use of personal music players (MP3s) and earbuds, the number of Americans experiencing hearing loss at a younger age is growing.
What is diabetes? Diabetes affects nearly 21 million people in the United States. It is a group of diseases involving high levels of blood glucose due to defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Diabetes can cause heart disease and stroke, and is the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, and lower limb amputation in adults. How does diabetes