Osteoporosis nearly doubles risk for hearing loss

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 3:48 PM CDT|Updated: May. 31, 2022 at 1:55 PM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) -Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the United States.

Previous studies of those that are hearing impaired have uncovered higher prevalence of osteoporosis -- a disease in which the bones become weak and brittle with and low-bone density (LBD). Recent data collected finds that the risk of subsequent moderate or worse hearing loss was up to 40 percent higher in individuals diagnosed with the disease.

Taylor Parker from Concept By Iowa Hearing stresses that it is similar to other health problems that tend to affect smaller body parts first. The ears are commonly affected by other health disorders, too, such as diabetes and heart disease. This means that those (especially women) that have this disease need regular hearing screenings to stay on top of any changes.

Parker talks about the importance of getting a FREE screening and seeking treatment to combat both hearing loss which can have a huge effect on a person’s overall health and wellness.

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