Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the United States. This is likely due to the fact that other health conditions---such as osteoporosis--affect the functional health of the ears.
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Studies indicate that diabetics are twice as likely to develop hearing loss than those without blood glucose problems. Even folks with prediabetes are 30% more at risk. Diabetics should get free hearing screenings often to get appropriate treatment options.
The WATCHMAN device is about the size of a quarter in diameter. UnityPoint Health - Trinity is the only healthcare provider in the Quad Cities to offer the WATCHMAN device, and recently successfully implanted its 100th.