Many comorbidities, co-existing diseases, are associated with hearing loss including diabetes, thyroid disease, chronic kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease. Any health problem, particularly these, which cause a disruption to the blood’s chemical balance can damage the delicate structures of the inner ear, the cochlea. Hypothyroidism (below normal thyroid function) can also result in hearing loss. For individuals who experience these diseases, monitoring hearing is an important part of medical care. The disease itself or the medications prescribed for it may have a negative impact on hearing. Communicate this information to your physicians.
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Comorbidities with Hearing Loss