A study featured in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has unveiled a possible correlation between osteoporosis and hearing loss. Researchers in Taiwan have found that the onset of osteoporosis and abrupt hearing loss often occur at the same time. Half of those who suddenly experience hearing loss as a result of osteoporosis will regain their hearing, while the other half are not so lucky.
According to the U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, over 40 million Americans have or are at risk for osteoporosis; which means that those same 40 million Americans also are at risk for hearing loss.
What can you do? You can combat osteoporosis by making sure you have ample vitamins in your diet, taking calcium supplements, and doing weight-bearing exercises that strengthen your bones. If you are already suffering from hearing loss, you can visit one of our clinics for a hearing screening and personalized hearing solution that fits your lifestyle.
For information on osteoporosis treatment and prevention, you can talk to your doctor or search for accredited studies.