Hearing loss common for diabetics

  • Friday, March 21, 2014

Hearing loss is about twice as common in people with diabetes, so the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging those with diabetes to get their hearing checked and to make it a routine part of their diabetes care and management – all in recognition of American Diabetes Association Alert Day on March 25.

BHI is offering a free, quick, and confidential online hearing check at www.BetterHearing.org. Anyone can take the confidential online survey to determine if they need a comprehensive hearing test by a hearing healthcare professional.

BHI also is encouraging all adults to find out if they’re at risk for developing type 2 diabetes by taking the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Risk Test. The Diabetes Risk Test and the BHI Hearing Check are available year-round.

For more information on hearing loss, visit www.BetterHearing.org. Read more about diabetes and hearing loss at http://ow.ly/uyuHt.

Research shows that hearing loss is frequently associated with other physical, mental, and emotional health conditions, and that people who address their hearing loss often experience better quality of life.

When people use hearing aids, they often gain an enhanced sense of control over their lives; and better their quality of life.

Here are some facts about today’s modern hearing aids:

• They’re virtually invisible. Many of today’s hearing aids sit discreetly and comfortably inside the ear canal, providing both natural sound quality, and discreet and easy use.

• They automatically adjust to all kinds of soundscapes.

• You can enjoy water sports and sweat while wearing them.

• They work with smartphones, home entertainment systems and other prized electronics.

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