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Ashburn Hearing Loss May Be Related to Vitamin D Loss

“Huh?” Does this sound familiar when talking with your older parents or grandparents (and occasionally your children)? Hearing loss is so common. It’s almost a foregone conclusion as we age. Does it have to be that way? Researchers are studying it, and Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is following the study to incorporate into our nutrition care! Vitamin D deficiency is again deemed a culprit in this aging side-effect.

HEARING LOSS IN ADULTS

Many older Ashburn adults experience hearing loss. It’s frustrating, but new research offers some direction on how to possibly prevent it. A set of researchers indicated that older folks are at risk of hearing loss and osteoporosis. Vitamin D levels are tested in both conditions. Bone mineral density and hearing loss have been associated in the research. These researchers revealed that low vitamin D levels were associated to low-frequency and speech-frequency hearing loss as were 1-unit reductions in femoral neck BMD and total spine BMD. (1) Another study of participants with no apparent hearing loss – 30 low in vitamin D, 30 low in vitamin B12, 30 controls – found that B12 and vitamin D deficiencies were significantly associated with cochlear ear health and function. It was recommended that patients with these vitamin deficiencies should also be examined for cochlear function. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn suggests starting with a look at your vitamin levels!

HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN

In children with a deficiency of vitamin D, 53.4% sufferered hearing loss with 17% experiencing moderate-profound hearing loss. These children (as well as children with low calcium levels) were more apt to experience sensorineural hearing loss, a type of hearing loss that is less liable to improve 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 found to be at increased risk of moderate-profound hearing loss. (3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn looks out for the kids, too. Their vitamin levels and hearing need testing, too!

SUDDEN ONSET HEARING LOSS AND VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY

Sudden Sensory Neural Hearing Loss is another type of hearing loss that requires special attention in adults or children. When this sort of hearing loss is encountered, steroids are a typical treatment. Patients with sufficient vitamin D levels recovered fully. 87.5% of patients with vitamin D deficiency and 12.5% of insufficient vitamin D level patients did not respond in any way. Vitamin D was more obvious in SSNHL patients than healthy patients. (4) Vitamin D is so important!

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Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic appointment today. 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 test them out for your hearing loss risk and your risk of osteoporosis’ sake.

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn presents recent research about low vitamin D levels and hearing loss.  
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