What does osteoporosis, a potentially debilitating disease affecting some 10 million Americans and 2 million Canadians, have in common with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, dementia, and other selected conditions? It can go hand in hand with hearing loss.
More specifically, at least one study links osteoporosis to a nearly doubled risk of sudden sensorineural hearing loss, a disease that can touch people of all ages around the globe but primarily affects those in their 50s and 60s. ...
It’s common for people with hearing loss to have balance issues, and vice versa.
This phenomenon might even affect you or a loved one. Do they occur together as a coincidence, or are hearing and balance actually related? It turns out the answer is, “It depends.” Let’s look at some basics first.
The Inner Ear
The inner ear is also known as the bony labyrinth, and it consists of both the cochlea and the vestibular system.
The cochlea (hearing): The cochlea is where sound signals ...
4 Reasons to Keep Your Hearing and Vision in Check
We all know that eyes and ears play a huge role in helping people — and animals, too! — experience life’s adventures. Seeing or hearing the people, places, and moments that matter can make for wonderful, lasting memories.
But did you know that seeing and hearing have more in common than just their rock-star status? Here are four reasons to make regular checkups for hearing and vision an important part of your ...
We’ve got a tip for your wellness checklist: Keeping your blood pressure down may help keep your hearing up!
Both hearing loss and hypertension, or high blood pressure, impact millions of people around the world, but few realize that these two chronic conditions might go hand in hand.
For your best health, here are three important things to know:
Hypertension and Hearing Loss Are Connected
Like hearing loss, which affects an estimated 466 million people worldwide, hypertension is a serious public-health challenge that can ...
Are hearing impairment and diabetes connected? More than you might think.
Hearing loss — which affects an estimated one of every five Americans — is twice as common among people living with diabetes, making healthy habits and regular hearing checkups all the more important for overall wellness.
Some 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, a chronic metabolic disease that isn’t yet curable but can be managed. Controlling blood sugar is crucial to managing the condition, which, if uncontrolled, can lead ...
If you think of hearing loss as just an inconsequential part of getting older, you’re not alone.
The truth is, however, that the condition can strike even the youngest among us — more than one in 1,000 babies screened has some form of hearing impairment, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data — and it can trigger other health problems, too.
Take cognitive decline, for example, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Research has ...