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Researchers at the State University of New York reviewed research on diabetes and concluded that Type 2 diabetes increases the likelihood of hearing loss. Diabetes is a disease characterized by elevated blood glucose levels.  People with diabetes often develop hypertension, high cholesterol and other cardiovascular diseases.  Diabetes is also the leading cause of blindness and kidney failure in the United

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Hearing loss often goes unnoticed and the person with the hearing problem is usually the last one to become aware of it.  Some people call this “denial,” but that’s not really fair. There are good reasons why hearing loss goes undetected, at least by the person with the loss.  The unfortunate result is that many people put off getting help

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Most cases of hearing loss in adults occur so slowly that the person doesn’t notice the change in hearing. The change can develop for ten or more years before it’s detected—and usually family and friends notice the hearing problems first. But hearing loss can also occur quickly, literally overnight, or in the space of a few days. The change in

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Feelings of dizziness or unsteadiness are a common health complaint. About 42% of adults will report dizziness to their doctor or audiologist at least once in their lifetime. The frequency of these balance disorders increases with age. Balance disorders and falls are one of the most common reasons for seeking medical help for people over 70 years of age. Dizziness

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The loudest sound in recorded history was heard by people more than 3,000 miles away. That’s like being in Boston and hearing a sound made in Dublin, Ireland. Since sound travels at about 750 miles an hour, it took about four hours for the sound to travel that distance. The sound was so powerful that it ruptured the eardrums of

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