Osteoporosis & Hearing Health

 

How Does Osteoporosis Affect My Hearing Health?

Osteoporosis currently affects more than 40 million people in the United States; it can occur at any age, but is predominantly found in the older population. The correlation between osteoporosis and hearing loss is very real. This disease causes demineralization and weakens the bones to the point that they become very fragile and are easily broken. The auditory system has three small bones that are susceptible to the effects of osteoporosis and when they are damaged, sound is unable to be efficiently transferred to the auditory nerve.

Osteoporosis causes bone loss and weakens the bones in the inner ear commonly resulting in hearing loss.

Osteoporosis causes bone loss and weakens the three bones in the middle ear – the hammer, anvil and stirrup. This damage to the middle ear commonly results in hearing loss. Picture credit to Mayo Clinic.

What Can I Do?

Exercising (especially muscle strengthening exercises) can help prevent osteoporosis. Also important is a proper diet high in calcium and vitamin D. Medications can also help slow down the progression of the osteoporosis. If you suffer from osteoporosis, it is recommended that you call Advanced Hearing Group for a hearing test. Early detection is the key to successful treatment.

Happy Patients:

We want to thank Dr. Johnson and the staff at the South Scottsdale office, for their prompt service, when I had a problem, with one of my hearing aids. They saw me within an hour of my call to their office and resolved the problem, in a few minutes. We appreciate a business that is so helpful and caring.

Lisa B.

As a person who was just diagnosed with tinnitus and some hearing loss, I decided to see Dr. Gary Johnson and discuss if hearing aids would be beneficial to me. Dr. Johnson gave me a thorough examination and evaluation and recommended hearing aids for me to help with the hearing loss and help quiet the tinnitus. I have been wearing my new hearing aids for about 2 months now and I am so happy with them. Dr. Johnson did a wonderful job evaluating what would work for me. He is very pleasant, listens to the needs of the patient, answers all questions and makes you feel very comfortable. I have been helped with the hearing aids for both my tinnitus and hearing loss. Don’t hesitate to go see Dr. Johnson if you are in need of someone who can help with your tinnitus and hearing problems. He is the best in the business.

Laura S.

I had a hearing aid quit on me. I went into the Mesa location and was greeted by a pleasant young lady and was promptly helped to get my hearing aid working again. And there was no charge !!Great service and pleasant staff. What a great experience !!

Gordon O.

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