A new study has found that people 65 and older suffering from gout have 44 percent higher likelihood of developing hearing loss. Apparently gout and hearing loss “share similar pathological processes” which has always been suspect for linking the two however this is the first study to investigate it. You can read more here: https://journals.lww.com/thehearingjournal/blog/breakingnews/pages/post.aspx?PostID=212
What does this mean for you? If you suffer or have suffered from gout then you should be scheduling annual hearing tests. Hearing loss has been linked to several other conditions like depression and dementia and treatment needs to take place immediately upon finding the signs. If you have any reason to suspect you might be losing your hearing then make an appointment today!
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Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator