Chronic Diseases That Affect Hearing Loss

You don’t have to be 80 years old or a longtime fan of arena rock to experience hearing loss. While it’s true that life events and cumulative exposure to loud noise can damage hearing, hearing loss can also co-exist with other problems.

Research shows that there may be a link between hearing loss and conditions like diabetes, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, and even depression. When the hearing loss accompanies a chronic condition, symptoms are often worse and even more debilitating.

Here are some examples of common chronic conditions and their relationship with hearing loss:

Research shows that if you wear professionally fitted hearing aids, the quality of your life can improve dramatically. People with hearing aids also report decreased depression, better job performance, increased communication and greater ease in participating in everyday activities.

If you suspect that you or a loved one suffers from hearing loss and could benefit from professionally fitted hearing aids or other assistive devices, schedule a consultation with us today. We’re conveniently located in the Rochester, New York area and look forward to helping you find an individualized solution to best fit your needs.