Diabetes & Hearing Loss
According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes are twice as likely to suffer hearing loss compared to those without the disease. And while researchers cannot pinpoint the exact cause, there is speculation that the high blood sugar levels of diabetics could damage the small vessels in the inner ear. Ear neuropathy, or nerve damage, can also result from diabetes.
If you have diabetes and are concerned about your hearing, consider taking a hearing test. Hearing loss can be gradual, yet there are numerous indicators to consider:
-Asking others to repeat themselves in conversation.
-Inability to hear a conversation with background noise.
-Struggle to follow a conversation with more than two people.
-Thinking others are mumbling.
-Trouble hearing voices of children or women.
-Others complaining that you're not listening.
Loss of hearing can contribute to feeling less involved or isolated from others. Quality of life is important for an overall sense of well-being, so consider yearly testing to stay aware of any hearing loss. You are not alone, nearly 48 million Americans have notated hearing loss in varying degrees.
At Audio Hearing, we will be happy to provide you with a hearing test, discuss the results and the offer viable solutions to improve your hearing. We have been helping customers with their hearing for over 40 years. Call today to schedule an appointment.
AUDIO HEARING SERVICES
951 N. 2nd Street Silverton, Oregon, 97381