Hearing Loss And Your Health
It is believed that 36 million people suffer from some kind of hearing loss in the United States. An estimated one-third of people between the ages of 65 and 75 and close to one-half of those over 75 have some degree of hearing loss.
The diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss can be critical to maintain quality of life and even wellness. Patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease should be screened for hearing loss. We provide hearing tests and all kinds of hearing services.
Hearing loss is correlated with many serious medical conditions. Twenty one percent of people with diabetes have hearing loss compared to nine percent of non-diabetics. Low frequency hearing loss is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events. Hearing loss is also associated with a higher degree of falls that cause injury. There are also studies which show that hearing loss is associated with dementia and Alzheimer's disease but correlation does not equal causation.