Fort Wayne Hearing Loss May Be Related to Vitamin D Loss

“Huh?” Does this sound familiar when talking with your older parents or grandparents (and sometimes your children)? Hearing loss is so common. It is practically a foregone conclusion as we age. Does it have to be that way? Researchers are researching it, and Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is following the study to incorporate into our nutrition care! Vitamin D deficiency is again deemed a culprit in this side-effect of aging.

HEARING LOSS IN ADULTS

Many older Fort Wayne adults experience hearing loss. It’s frustrating, but new research offers some direction on how to possibly avert it. A set of researchers pointed out that older folks are at risk of hearing loss and osteoporosis. Vitamin D levels are tested in both conditions. Bone mineral density and hearing loss have been associated in the research. These researchers found that low vitamin D levels were linked to low-frequency and speech-frequency hearing loss as were 1-unit reductions in femoral neck BMD and total spine BMD. (1) Another study of participants with no apparent hearing loss – 30 low in vitamin D, 30 low in vitamin B12, 30 controls – documented that B12 and vitamin D deficiencies were significantly linked with cochlear ear health and function. It was proposed that patients with these vitamin deficiencies should also be checked for cochlear function. (2) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic proposes starting with a look at your vitamin levels!

HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN

In children with vitamin D deficiency, 53.4% sufferered hearing loss with 17% experiencing moderate-profound hearing loss. These children (and children with low calcium levels) were more apt to experience sensorineural hearing loss, a type of hearing loss that is less likely to improve over time. Children with vitamin D deficiency and a femur fracture, a significantly higher rate of hearing loss was noted. Children with low calcium levels were also at increased risk of moderate-profound hearing loss. (3) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic looks out for the kids, too. Their vitamin levels and hearing need evaluating, too!

SUDDEN ONSET HEARING LOSS AND VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY

Sudden Sensory Neural Hearing Loss is another type of hearing loss that requires special attention in children and adults. When this sort of hearing loss occurs, steroids are a typical treatment. Patients with adequate vitamin D levels recovered fully. 87.5% of vitamin D deficient patients and 12.5% of patients with insufficient vitamin D levels did not react at all. Vitamin D was more obvious in SSNHL patients than healthy patients. (4) Vitamin D is so important!

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Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon. Whether you are fed up with being the one asking “Huh?” or answering “Huh?,” you and your vitamin D levels are of consequence to us! Let’s check them out for your hearing loss risk and your risk of osteoporosis’ sake.

 
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic presents new research about low vitamin D levels and hearing loss.  
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