Hearing loss is common among the elderly. The most common cause of hearing
Understanding Hearing Loss and Osteoporosis
Hearing loss is common among the elderly. The most common cause of hearing loss is age-related hearing loss or presbycusis. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become brittle and break easily. It usually affects the hip, spine and wrist.
Hearing loss in elderly people can be caused by different factors like noise exposure, head trauma, aging of the ear canal lining and earwax buildup. Osteoporosis can develop from a variety of reasons such as lack of exercise, excessive alcohol intake, smoking and not enough calcium or vitamin D in your diet. Osteoporosis also runs in families so if you have family members with osteoporosis you are more likely to develop it too.
But what exactly is the connection between both? If you are experiencing hearing loss, it is very important that you speak to an audiologist – whether or not it is osteoporosis related or otherwise. However, in this blog post, we’re going to take a look at any link between the two.
Understanding Hearing Loss and Osteoporosis
Hearing loss and osteoporosis are two different conditions that have similar symptoms. They both cause hearing problems and bone pain, but there are some key differences between the two. Hearing loss is a condition in which the ear is unable to hear sounds as well as it should. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become more fragile and break more easily. Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent, while osteoporosis is usually permanent.
Osteoporosis can lead to hearing loss because it affects the bones in the ears and makes them brittle, which could lead to problems with the eardrum or middle ear infection. For this reason, people with osteoporosis should avoid loud noises or activities like rock climbing where there might be a risk of injury to the ear drums.
What are the Causes of Hearing Loss?
The hearing loss that is caused by noise and age is called noise-induced hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss can be caused by many different things, such as listening to loud music or going to a loud concert. The hearing loss that is caused by high blood pressure is called high blood pressure-related hearing loss.
The other type of hearing loss is age-related hearing loss. Age-related hearing losses are usually a result of aging, but it can also happen if you have been exposed to too much noise for a long time or if you have had certain illnesses, such as meningitis or encephalitis.
What are the Causes of Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a bone mineral density disorder that causes bones to become fragile and break easily. This can happen if the body doesn’t have enough healthy bone material or if the body doesn’t use it well. Osteoporosis is a condition that affects more than 200 million people globally. It’s a silent disease and most people don’t know they have it until they break a bone.
The main cause of osteoporosis is aging. As we get older, our bones lose calcium, which makes them more porous and brittle. Other factors that can lead to osteoporosis are:
- Low estrogen levels in women after menopause
- Not getting enough vitamin D or calcium
- Smoking cigarettes
- Taking certain medications
Treatment Options for Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is a condition that affects a person’s ability to hear sounds. It can be caused by a variety of reasons, such as aging, exposure to loud noises or an infection like the mumps. There are many treatment options for hearing loss. The most common treatments are hearing aids and tinnitus maskers.
Hearing aids are devices that make sounds louder and clearer for people with hearing loss in both ears. Tinnitus maskers produce constant background noise to help those who experience ringing in their ears to sleep at night.
How to Prevent Hearing Loss and Osteoporosis
Hearing loss can be prevented with the help of hearing aids. There are other ways to prevent hearing loss as well. One way is to make sure that you’re not exposed to loud sounds for long periods of time. This includes concerts, nightclubs or even just being around a lot of people who are speaking loudly.
Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become brittle and fragile due to the decrease in bone density or thickness over time. It’s most common among postmenopausal women and can lead to broken bones or fractures when there isn’t enough calcium in your diet or if you don’t get enough exercise.
If you want to discuss hearing loss in particular, consult with an audiologist at Audiology and Hearing Aid Center today by calling us at 920-969-1768.