Sandy Springs Hearing Loss May Be Related to Vitamin D Loss

“Huh?” Does this sound typical when chatting with your older parents or grandparents (and occasionally your kids)? Hearing loss is so common. It’s practically a foregone conclusion as we age. Does it have to be though? Researchers are studying it, and Cross Chiropractic Center 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 Sandy Springs adults suffer hearing loss. It’s annoying, but new research offers some direction on how to potentially prevent it. A group of researchers pointed out that older folks are at risk of hearing loss and osteoporosis. Vitamin D levels are considered in both conditions. Bone mineral density and hearing loss have been linked. These researchers revealed that low vitamin D levels were associated to low-frequency and speech-frequency hearing loss as were 1-unit decreases in femoral neck BMD and total spine BMD. (1) An additional study of participants without apparent hearing loss – 30 low in vitamin D, 30 low in vitamin B12, 30 controls – found that B12 and vitamin D deficiencies were significantly linked with cochlear ear health and function. It was suggested that patients with these vitamin deficiencies should also be checked for cochlear function. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center proposes starting with a test of your vitamin levels!

HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN

In children with vitamin D deficiency, 53.4% experienced hearing loss with 17% experiencing moderate-profound hearing loss. These children (and children with low calcium levels) were more likely to have sensorineural hearing loss, a type of hearing loss that is less liable to get better over time. Children with vitamin D deficiency and a femur fracture, a significantly higher rate of hearing loss was noted. Children with low calcium levels were found to be at higher risk of moderate-profound hearing loss. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center 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 subset of hearing loss that requires special attention in adults or children. When this kind of hearing loss occurs, steroids are a typical treatment. Patients with adequate vitamin D levels recovered fully. 87.5% of patients with vitamin D deficiency and 12.5% of patients with insufficient vitamin D levels did not respond in any way. Vitamin D was more evident in SSNHL patients than healthy patients. (4) Vitamin D is so important!

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the nutritional care of the disc and spine in The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today. Whether you are tired of being the one asking “Huh?” or answering “Huh?,” you and your vitamin D levels are important to us! Let’s check them out for your hearing loss risk and your risk of osteoporosis’ sake.

 
Cross Chiropractic Center presents new research about low vitamin D levels and hearing loss.  
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