Better Hearing Newsletter
Posted by Dr. Kasewurm's Professional Hearing Services on September 01, 2014
MEET GAYLIN, OUR NEWEST TEAM MEMBER!
Gaylin Winter recently joined the PHS team as a patient care ambassador. Listen for her voice or watch for her name as she contacts you to confirm and schedule your net appointment. Before joining PHS, Gaylin impacted the lives of children as a local school teacher. She and her husband, Tim, are proud of their two adult sons, Micah and Ethan. Gaylin and her husband have been active in rescuing greyhounds, and currently share their home with two greyhounds, an Italian greyhound, and a mini Labradoodle. She also enjoys antiquing, cross country skiing, reading, and cheering for Michigan. Unlike many, Gaylin enjoys all four seasons of Michigan. Welcome, Gaylin!
DID YOU KNOW - with Dr. Terry McIlvaine
Hearing loss is common in people with diabetes!
Q: Is there a correlation between hearing loss and diabetes?
A: Impaired hearing is twice as common among people with diabetes compared to those without.
Q: What's the impact on adults with pre-diabetes?
A: Adults with pre-diabetes had a 30% higher rate of hearing loss compared to those with normal blood sugar.
Q: If I have diabetes, should I only be concerned with hearing loss if I'm over the age of 60?
A: The link between diabetes and hearing loss is actually stronger among people who are 60 or younger. Studies show younger people with diabetes had a 2.6 times higher likelihood of impaired hearing.
Q: How does diabetes impact hearing loss?
A: Diabetes may lead to hearing loss by damaging the nerves and blood vessels of the inner ear.
Q: What should I do if one of my loved ones has diabetes and I suspect a hearing loss?
A: Call Dr. Kasewurm's Professional Hearing Services and mention this article!
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