Is there a connection between hearing loss and other health conditions?

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Numerous research studies have shown a connection between hearing loss and other chronic health conditions, including Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Kidney Disease and Dementia. Also, some medical treatments, such as chemotherapy and a strong class of antibiotics known as aminoglycosides, sometimes have hearing loss as a side effect. The attached graphic presents some of the key data. If you have been diagnosed with any of these medical conditions, you should have a baseline hearing evaluation.

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If you have a hearing loss, you should see an audiologist to monitor your hearing levels and you should use your hearing aids every day. Please let us know if you have any questions.