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Tonawanda Hearing Loss May Be Related to Vitamin D Loss

”What did you say?” Does this sound familiar when talking with your senior parents or grandparents (and occasionally your kids)? Hearing loss is so common. It’s practically a foregone conclusion as we age. Does it have to be though? Researchers are looking at it, and Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation 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 Tonawanda adults experience hearing loss. It’s frustrating, but new research provides some direction on how to possibly prevent it. A set of researchers indicated that older people 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 revealed that low vitamin D levels were linked to low-frequency and speech-frequency hearing loss as were 1-unit decreases in femoral neck BMD and total spine BMD. (1) An additional study of participants with no apparent hearing loss – 30 low in vitamin D, 30 low in vitamin B12, 30 controls – found that B12 and vitamin D deficiencies were significantly associated with cochlear ear health and function. It was suggested that patients with these vitamin deficiencies should also be tested for cochlear function. (2) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation suggests starting with a test of your vitamin levels!

HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN

In children who have a deficiency of vitamin D, 53.4% experienced hearing loss with 17% experiencing moderate-profound hearing loss. These children (and children with low calcium levels) were more apt to have 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 found to be at increased risk of moderate-profound hearing loss. (3) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation 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 subclass of hearing loss that requires special attention in children and adults. When this sort of hearing loss happens, steroids are a common treatment. Patients with adequate vitamin D levels recovered fully. 87.5% of vitamin D deficient patients and 12.5% of insufficient vitamin D level patients did not react in any way. Vitamin D was more evident in SSNHL patients than healthy patients. (4) Vitamin D is so important!

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Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment soon. Whether you are tired of being the one asking “Huh?” or answering “Huh?,” you and your vitamin D levels are important to us! Let us check them out for your hearing loss risk and your risk of osteoporosis’ sake.

 
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation presents recent research about low vitamin D levels and hearing loss.  
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