Although it is well known that hearing loss is “typical” with advancing age, believing that age-related hearing loss is normal implies that, since hearing loss is expected, it should be ignored.The truth about aging and hearing loss is that hearing loss varies among patients. The audiology specialists at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery, highlights some of the signs of hearing loss, and explains the treatment options.
You might be surprised to learn that diabetes can also affect your hearing… According to the American Diabetes Association, the National Institute of Health has found that hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes as it is in those who don’t have the disease. Paige Holt, Dr. of Audiology at Lake ENT reminds us that other things can contribute to hearing loss as well as diabetes.
The National Academy on an Aging Society reports that the most common chronic conditions for those 65 and older are hearing impairments, arthritis, heart disease, hypertension and cataracts. Paige Holt, Dr. of Audiology at Lake ENT explains that while you cannot reverse hearing loss, you can treat it…