Hearing loss can happen at any age; however, it is true that hearing loss is often a natural part of growing older. “Age-related hearing loss, or Presbycusis, is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most of us as we grow older. Between the ages of 65 and 74 years of age one in
Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released a study showing that hearing loss is the third most common chronic condition in the United States – making it even more prevalent than diabetes or cancer. Even more surprising is that only 14% of physicians routinely screen for hearing loss during a physical exam.
People with diabetes are twice as likely to having hearing impairment as those who don’t have the disease, according to a study conducted by an epidemiologist at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The study also found that people with prediabetes have a 30 percent higher rate of hearing loss compared with