“Huh?” Does this sound typical
when chatting with your older parents or grandparents
(and sometimes your kids)? Hearing loss is so
common. It is almost a foregone conclusion as we age. Does it have to be though?
Researchers are looking at it, and Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
is following the work 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 Manahawkin adults experience
hearing loss. It’s annoying, but new research provides
some direction on how to potentially prevent it. A set
of researchers pointed out that older people are at
risk of hearing loss and osteoporosis. Vitamin D levels are considered
in both conditions. Bone mineral density and hearing loss have been linked. 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) An additional 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 suggested that patients with these vitamin
deficiencies should also be tested for cochlear
function. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 (as well as
children with low calcium levels) were more apt to have
sensorineural hearing loss, a type of hearing loss that is less liable
to get better over time. Children with vitamin D deficiency as
well as a femur fracture, a significantly higher rate of hearing loss was
noted. Children with low calcium levels were also
at higher risk of moderate-profound hearing loss. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
looks out for the kids, too. Their vitamin levels and hearing need checking,
SUDDEN ONSET HEARING LOSS AND VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY
Sudden Sensory Neural Hearing Loss is another subclass
of hearing loss that needs special attention in children and
adults. When this sort of hearing loss is
encountered, steroids are a common treatment. Patients
with sufficient vitamin D levels recovered completely.
87.5% of vitamin D deficient patients
and 12.5% of insufficient vitamin D level patients did not respond at all. Vitamin
D was more obvious in SSNHL patients than healthy patients. (4) Vitamin
D is so important!
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he illustrates the nutritional care of the disc and spine in The Cox® Technic
System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic
appointment soon. Whether you are sick of being the one asking “Huh?” or answering “Huh?,” you and your vitamin D
levels are important to us! Let’s check
them out for your hearing loss risk and your risk of osteoporosis’ sake.
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