Causes of Hearing Loss

Iron is Important for Hearing Health

You may know how important it is to have iron in your diet for overall health, but a recent study showed a connection between a lack of iron and hearing health. The study followed 305,339 adults between the ages of 21 and 90 and found those with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) are twice as likely to ...

Causes of Hearing Loss

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea has been found to affect more than just getting your full eight hours of sleep each night. In fact, sleep apnea can be directly linked with hearing loss. Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes the person to pause in breathing during sleep. The disorder has been known to cause hea...

Causes of Hearing Loss

Preserve Your Hearing

The National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates more than 40 million Americans have noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), the most preventable type of hearing loss. Reduce the risk of developing NIHL by turning down the volume on personal electronic devices an...

Causes of Hearing Loss

Can Pain Relievers Increase Hearing Loss Risk?

Headache? Back pain? At the first sign of pain, you might reach for a pain-relieving medicine to sooth your bodily woes. Analgesics are the most frequently employed medications in the United States and are commonly used to treat a variety of medical conditions. But although popping a pill may make t...

Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss and Diabetes

Hearing loss is about twice as common in people with diabetes. Hearing depends on small blood vessels and nerves in the inner ear. Studies have shown that people with diabetes have a higher rate of hearing loss than people without diabetes. Although the relationship between diabetes and hearing loss...

Causes of Hearing Loss

It’s Time to Start Moving

Millennials, Gen Xers, baby boomers, and all generations are encouraged to engage in physically active lifestyles for both their hearing and heart health. Studies have shown that a healthy cardiovascular system—a person’s heart, arteries, and veins—has a positive effect on hearing. Conversely,...

Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss May be Affecting Your Health

A growing body of research shows an association between hearing loss, quality of life, and a number of common chronic diseases and health conditions. More recently, however, researchers are discovering a significant link between hearing loss and other health issues, such as cognition, dementia, depr...

Causes of Hearing Loss

Do You Hear that Ringing Sound?

Is it just me or can you hear that ringing sound? Do you ever hear a ringing or buzzing sound in your ears after going to a party, concert, or other really loud event? This condition is called tinnitus, and it usually lasts until your ears gradually readjust to normal sound levels. These are signs [...